Kingston Buildings

No.1 - The Kings Tun - formerly the Empire Theatre

Opened in 1910, the Empire Theatre was topped with a magnificent illuminated dome, designed by the architect Bertie Crewe.

After the Second World War, theatre audiences declined and the the Empire close in May 1955.  The interior was gutted and it later became a supermarket before it's current incarnation as a pub.

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