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The Alexandra Music Hall, West Street, Fareham

Later - The Embassy Cinema

See also in this area - Portsmouth Theatres - Southampton Theatres - Southsea Theatres

The former Alexandra Music Hall, Fareham whilst in use as a Cinema and Variety Theatre and showing the Film 'Arizona' - Courtesy Lyn Thompson.

Above - The former Alexandra Music Hall, Fareham whilst in use as a Cinema and Variety Theatre and showing the Film 'Arizona' - Courtesy Lyn Thompson whose Grandfather, George Sheffield (1859-1932), can be seen far right in the photograph.

The Alexandra Music Hall was situated in West Street, Fareham and first opened in 1906 with seating for 400. The Theatre began showing films as part of its shows in 1910 when the Theatre was run by Thomas Flemons. His wife, Kathleen, served as the Theatre's pianist and usherette, and their sons were also in the orchestra accompanying the films and stage acts between the features.

A Google StreetView Image of the site of the former Alexandra Music Hall, Farnham - Click to Interact.In the late 1920s the Theatre was reconstructed by its then owner William Bonwick who reopened it as a Cinema in 1928 with seating for 650.

The Cinema was closed in December 1933 and stood empty for many years until it was finally demolished and the new Embassy Cinema was built on the site.

The Embassy opened on April the 19th 1938 and closed in 1983. A McDonalds Restaurant was then built on the site and remains today.

Right - A Google StreetView Image of the site of the former Alexandra Music Hall, Farnham - Click to Interact.

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