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THE GAUMONT PALACE CINEMA from 1931

A look back in time at the history of the Gaumont Palace, a few photos picked out by the many which were taken over time where Charlie Brown (grandfather of Andy Brown), opened and managed the Gaumont from 1931 to 1935.

News publication about the first opening of Gaumont Palace in Anfield.

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Foyer decorated for the film Cavalcade -based on a play by Noel Coward. This shows the extent of promotion they did for every film to encourage the public to buy a ticket!

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The 1600 sitter Gaumont theatre.

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 A girl attendant hands the cinema programme to Lord Mayor of Liverpool and Mayoress on their first visit to Gaumont cinema. Opening night.

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Opening of Gaumont Cinema

First movie shown in Gaumont Palace Trader Horn

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 White Star Line group in the lobby, for the promotion of the film the cruises that White Star were offering, particularly across the Atlantic to New York.  

The picture of greyhounds is promoting the film Wild Boy.

  These local dogs were used to promote the film which starred the greyhound Mick the Miller. 

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Gaumont Palace attendants entertaining the public, possibly before a film or even as a stand-alone event.

Member of staff dressed as a character in the film, to promote the picture in the town. The film It's a boy! was released in 1933.

Programme handed out on the opening day. This was the programme handed to the Lord Mayor of Liverpool

Programme for the new upcoming film at that time Daddy long legs