The Hippodrome

This "new home of amusement" for March was opened on 12th February 1929 It was welcomed with enthusiasm by the local press. The opening was preceded by a lunch for prominent people. Read about it here.


Alice Askew, March photographer, gives us these photos:

A view of the roomy Foyer, showing the manager's office on the left, the main staircase and the entrance to the auditorium.
hippodrome foyer

Hippodrome Poster Opening CT Feb 18th 1929
hippodrome poster

Some idea of the spaciousness and the beauty of the Hippodrome may be gained from these views of the interior. This is taken from the balcony.
interior from balcony

The auditorium as seen from the stage.
auditorium from stage