Page updated 1st April 2010
In April 1912, the City Pictures Co. converted Shephard & Co, a grocer's shop, next to the Chevalier (Hogs Head) into the City Palace, a cinema which could seat 380. It was renamed the Lounge in the 1930's when Cinephone sound was installed.
A 1930 trade directory has the following entry under Amusements:
City Palace, 80 and 81 Fore st.; high-grade photo plays; continuous from 2 till 10.30. Mrs L Williams, manageress. Phone No. 3751
The last film to be shown was A Midsummer Night's Dream with Victoria Hopper on 19th December 1937. After that is was converted back into a shop, only to be lost in the blitz.
The City of Exeter Palace Cinema was the shop front on the extreme left. Milk Street is on the right.
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