Abbey Picture House A3 Print | Adam Allsuch Boardman
These prints are part of our latest exhibition which accompanies the interactive heritage project 'Hiding In Plain sight'. The project, launched by The Hyde Park Picture House, allows you to rediscover the lost cinemas of Leeds - where they were situated, who designed them, when they opened their doors and, in most cases, when they closed them for the last time.
The images for the project have been designed by the talented Leeds-based illustrator Adam Allsuch Boardman. For the show 12 of the 70 images produced were chosen to be reproduced as A3 (29.7 x 42cm) art prints.
Abbey Picture House 1913- 1960 (still visible). Abbey Road, Leeds.
Taking its name from the adjacent Kirkstall Abbey, the cinema opened in 1913 and could seat around 520 patrons, with enough space for an orchestral balcony. After closure in 1960, the building had a stint as a bingo hall, and today functions as a recruitment centre.