The Queens Hall Minehead
It was designed by W.J. Tamlyn a local architect and built of brick with Bath Stone dressings by J.B. & S.B.Marley. The first show was Oh I Say which had previously been at the Criterion Theatre in London.
The brick building of three bays with an decorated fascia an iron and glass canopy. The auditorium, which is 100 feet (30 m) by 46 feet (14 m), has a barrel roof with an elliptical proscenium arch with ornamental cartouche. Orchestra stalls and the balcony provided the majority of the seating and there were two boxes. It was a venue for various ballet and theatrical touring companies and was the first place in the town at which a sound film was shown. In 1930 a Western Electric sound system was installed.
The theatre and cinema closed in 1939 with the outbreak of World War II, with the building being used as a canteen for troops. The building suffered major damage in the storms of 1996 with the glass canopy over the entrance being destroyed and flood damage to the hall. The building was restored for use as an amusement arcade and then a public house, at one time called the Mambo bar. It currently operates under its original name, "The Queen's Hall," as a pub. The pub closed in 2015. The lease was sold in 2012 for an undisclosed sum. It incorporated uppwer and lower ground floors with the balcony set up as a VIP area. There were also a kitchen and washing up area with a managers flat above. It was refurbished and reopened in 2016.
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