The Globe Picture House c1900

This photograph of the first Globe in Stockton shows it to be a cinema, there were a number of theatres in Stockton around the turn of the 19th/20th century, The Empire, The Grand/Plaza, The Theatre Royal come to mind, cinemas were just starting to be opened at this time. The recent completion of the later Art Deco Globe renovation prompted me to post this photograph.

Photograph and details courtesy of Bruce Coleman.

7 thoughts on “The Globe Picture House c1900

  1. Is this first Globe on the same site as the current one?
    I noticed the Frys Chocolate shop to the left. Is this the same shop that I remember as Maynards?

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    • It’s the same site but the current Globe is a much bigger building. The Clarke building on the very left of this photo (you can only see the “E”) is still there today (now “The Link”) can be seen as being right next to the current Globe building on this photo:
      https://picturestocktonarchive.com/2002/10/04/robinsons-department-store/
      The current Globe building took over the area including the Globe all the way to Middle Street, so includes the building with the sign that looks like a pair of glasses.

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  2. I assume this is on the same site as the current one? I noticed the Frys Chocolate shop to the left. Do I correctly remember this as Maynards?

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  3. I assume this is on the same site as the current one? I noticed the Frys Chocolate shop to the left. Do I correctly remember this as Maynards?

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  4. In view are (I think):
    (from left to right)
    W Clarke, Chemist
    Globe Picture House (1925-35, 1200 seats) (I like the globe perched at roof level 🙂 )
    W. Scholes & Sons, Fishmonger
    A. Lewis, Butcher
    J.M. Skilbeck, Optician
    R. Watson, Hatter

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  5. I met the shadows on the platform at Stockton-on-Tee railway station think it was 1963 they were waiting for the train to London around midnight spoke to Hank Marvin they had been appearing at the Globe he said the they had just rehearsed a number which they will call Stars fell on Stockton.

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