Centenary Celebrations

Cottage Road Cinema reaches it's centenary on Sunday 29th July 2012. We are the oldest surviving cinema in Leeds and have been showing films continuously since we opened in 1912, which makes us almost unique in the country.

The historic occasion is being celebrated with the unveiling of a heritage plaque commissioned by the Leeds Civic Trust and sponsored by the Far Headingley Village Society with the support of several local businesses and individuals.

The heritage plaque unveiling ceremony will be performed by Leeds-born drama writer Kay Mellor at 2:30pm and will be followed by a special tribute from local poet Linda Marshall.

At 4.00 pm there will be a public screening of "THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH", the classic comedy from 1957 starring Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna playing a couple who inherit a small town cinema. The cast also includes Peter Sellers, Margaret Rutherford, Bernard Miles and Leslie Philips.

Visitors on that day will also be able to experience for the first time the new bar lounge which has been in the course of construction by the cinema manager and staff during the last few weeks.

We would like to thank the Far Headingley Village Society for all of their help in arranging the celebrations as well as for their continued support.

A brochure containing a history of the cinema as well as details of why Cottage Road Cinema deserves a Leeds Civic Trust Blue Plaque can be downloaded by clicking here.