Hyde Park Picture HouseEdit profile
Hyde Park Picture House in the Hyde Park area of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, was originally built as a hotel in 1908 and converted to a cinema in 1914. It is an example of an Edwardian venue and one of the few surviving picture palaces in the United Kingdom.
As a Grade II listed building, the Hyde Park still boasts many original features including gas lighting and a decorated Edwardian balcony. The cinema has a piano and organ. It is the only gas lit cinema remaining in use in the UK. The ornate gas lamp outside the entrance is also Grade II listed.
With its classic façade and atmosphere, the Hyde Park Picture House has been through many changes in its long history. It is now home to a mix of art house and mainstream films, backed up by screenings of classics.