National Picture Theatre, Hull. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Hull’s National Picture Theatre needs help to bring bomb-hit cinema back to life

A major project to bring a Hull landmark back to life is looking for volunteers to help in the restoration process.

The National Picture Theatre on Beverly Road is looking for people to help assist with a project to conserve and repair the building and its heritage features.

The derelict Hull cinema was almost destroyed in a 1941 bombing raid and could re-open as an education centre and memorial late next year.

It’s thought to be one of only a few examples in the UK of a surviving non-military ruin from the Second World War.

Transformation plans are in the second round of development as part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund application with long term goals including restoring the front of the building.

The second stage of the project bid will be submitted in November with a result expected Spring 2021…

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