HISTORY

THE GLOBE IS A UNIQUE THEATRE, WITH A GOLDEN HISTORY
AND A DYNAMIC FUTURE


Designed by the Newcastle-based architectural practice
of Percy L. Browne who specialised in the "architecture
of entertainment", the new auditorium officially opened its
doors in 1935 known simply as ‘The Globe’, and is regarded
as a building of national architectural importance and
Grade II listed. The Globe is the 3rd building on the site to
be developed by Stockton born brothers, Charles
and Alfred Lewis and was the first cinema in the area to
introduce ‘talkies’, following the golden era of silent movies.  
A group of local volunteers are working with the Globe
project team to research the history of The Globe, as
well as providing hard hat tours of the building, heritage trails across the town and exhibitions capturing the Globe’s past and sharing memorabilia.

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