Course overview

See images and hear about the history of three of Cleethorpes’ entertainment venues. The Empire Theatre is now an amusement arcade, so does anything of its former life exist today? The Coliseum Cinema building is now a Wetherspoons public house on Cleethorpes High Street, but what was its history prior to this? The Theatre Royal is sadly an eyesore and the site is awaiting further development, but what was this site used for before and after its theatre days? Join us on an adventure through time and discover local treasures from a bygone age. Suitable for anyone with a little curiosity.

Course description

Join us on an engaging journey through time as we uncover the fascinating history of three of Cleethorpes' iconic entertainment venues. This course invites curious minds to explore the rich past and transformations of these local landmarks, revealing stories that have shaped the community over the years.

We'll begin with the Empire Theatre, once a vibrant centre of entertainment, now transformed into an amusement arcade. We'll delve into its historical significance and explore whether any remnants of its theatrical past remain today.

Next, we will venture to the Coliseum Cinema, a building now home to a Wetherspoons public house on Cleethorpes High Street. Through captivating images and anecdotes, we'll trace its evolution from a cinema to its current incarnation, uncovering layers of its intriguing history.

Our journey will also take us to the Theatre Royal, a site that has sadly fallen into disrepair and is awaiting redevelopment. We'll investigate its usage before and after its days as a theatre, piecing together the story of its rise and fall.

This course is perfect for anyone with a curiosity about local history and an interest in discovering hidden treasures from a bygone age. Through vivid storytelling and historical insights, you'll gain a deeper appreciation of Cleethorpes' cultural heritage and the enduring legacy of its entertainment venues. Join us and relive the glory days of these historic sites!

What financial support is available?

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