Saturday, 12 July 2008

Ramsgate High Street

This picture of Ramsgate High Street circa 1910 on the right the building with the decretive lamps outside is Sanger’s Amphitheatre and Hotel opened in 1883 and was later in 1908 converted to The Royal Palace Theatre by the famous theatre architect Frank Matcham it was later used as a cinema, it was mostly demolished in 1961 to make way for Fine Fare, now Argos, what an act of vandalism.

Designed by A. Latham of Margate and erected by Denne Bros. of Walmer, the amphitheatre could seat 1,620.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes I remember that as a cinema. It was very comfortable. Also oppostite was another cinema. I think it was called "The Picture House". Ramsgate High Street really bustled back then. But then so did Margate's.


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