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Spring Brewery c. 1900

14 Chesterton Road, Spring Brewery, Tivoli Cinema

History of 14 Chesterton Road

The brewery was founded about 1855 by James Dyson.

1880: sold to C Preston.

The owner of the Spring brewery which predated the Tivoli cinema was James McCallan Preston. He sold it to the brewer E Lacon in 1898 for £38,000.

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1925:

Most of the brewery buildings were demolished and the Tivoli Cinema built in 1925. The architect was George P Banyard. The lower end of the cinema was reputed to flood when the river level was high.

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Tivoli cinema 1926 (Cambs Collection)

The photo shows the advert for “The Desert Flower” with Colleen Moore. The Tivoli Cafe is next door.

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Cambridge undergraduates have punch-up with anti-war activists outside The Tivoli Cinema – November 1933

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1956:

The Tivoli closed in 1956 and after a period as a warehouse became the The Exchange restaurant and health club.

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14 and 14a Chesterton Road

1962:

The New Spring public house

(14a) Arthur Conder, hairdresser

14 and 14a Chesterton Road

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There was a major fire at the premises in 2015.

Information about the restoration can be found here:

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/36849

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