Bronte Cinema in Haworth

The Bronte Cinema on Victoria Road in Haworth opened on 21st April 1923, with 778 seats across its stalls and circle. The venue staged concerts and performances as well as the regular film screenings. It closed on 29th July 1956 and is now a warehouse.

The exterior photographs were taken by History Society member Tim Neal in April 2020. The interior photograph was taken by Mike Higginbottom in 2016 and was featured on his blog ( It used here with Mike’s kind permission. The Lilywhite postcard shows the back of the cinema just over the wall, in this photograph taken around 1930 from Hebden Road.

The former Bronte Cinema on Victoria Road in Haworth.

Author: Admin Tim

Tim is a committee member of the Keighley and District Local History Society, with responsibilities for archiving the physical and digital collections, and managing some of the social media channels. He moved to Keighley about ten years ago and joined the Society to learn more about the area.

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