The Hippodrome Cinema Clay Cross
The Hippodrome Cinema Clay Cross was located on Broadleys across from the YMCA and the opposite side of the road to what was the Palace Theatre also a cinema, later a Billiard Hall run by Edgar Slater.
Standing on the land today are bungalows built in 2002 and before that was Kennings garage.
The Hippodrome (known as the HIP) was opened in 1928 and was run by John Minney the father of William,Bill Minney who in recent times had Minney’s DIY Centre on Broadleys.
The Hip had a 50ft Stage and 8 dressing rooms and in its day was a must go to venue showing a variety of pictures, pictures for the kids and newsreels.
The Hip burnt down in 1940 at the start of World War II
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