Building Name

(Scala?) Cinema, Ilfracombe.

1920 - 1921
Devon, England
New Build

This picture house which opened a short time ago, has seating for 800 persons and cost about £20,000. It has a frontage to the main street which is faced with Hathernware. A grand staircase leads from the foyer to the circle and lounge. The fibrous plasterwork was by Messrs Martyn and Company of Cheltenham and the steelwork by Messrs Bannister Walton of Manchester. Mr George E Tonge LicRIBA of Southport is the architec. [Builder 7 January 1921 Page 41]

Notes - Plan indicates seating for 595 on the ground floor and two lock up shops each side of the main entrance

Reference     Builder 7 January 1921 Page 41 with ground floor plan and illustration