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Paignton Picture House
Paignton Picture House



Paignton Picture House Trust


This cinema, possibly the oldest purpose built cinema in Europe, has a restoration appeal which is gathering momentum. The Paignton Picture House Trust are now offering tours of this 1915 building, which can be booked online via

After a long period of neglect and decay the Trust now has temporary lighting installed, dry rot treated, hazardous materials removed, fire exits reinstated, all revealing a fine interior.


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