The Hippodrome Theatre is slightly out of the 1944 to 1969 time slot but was a centre for enetertainment before the war.
The Hippodrome Theatre was opened on 13th May 1907 as a music hall. In 1913, it began to screen films, and continued as a full-time cinema until 1918,
when live shows resumed, although the projection equipment was retained.
The building was destroyed by enemy bombing during the second world war.
Whit Monday 1907 queuing to see the Hippodrome show
The Western Brothers outside the stage door
Programme cover from November 12th 1917
The Hippodrome, Commercial Road, Portsmouth. May 1st. 1939.
Tom Mix, 13th February 1939.