Barton upon Humber Tourism

The Fall and Rise of the National Picture Theatre

Barton Civic Society’s April talk looks at the vital role played by cinemas  during the Second World War, providing news and entertainment and maintaining morale.

Hull’s National Picture Theatre is England’s last civilian blitzed ruin.  Using historic photos, Hilary Byers tells the story of the bombing in 1941 of the cinema, how its significance was recognised over fifty years later, and how these listed ruins are being rescued and preserved to teach future generations about the part played by civilians in the Second World War.

The talk is at the Assembly Rooms, Queen Street on Friday, April 15, and commences at 7.30pm.  For up to date information visit:

Admission for Civic Society members is free. and for non-members £2.

Contact Details

Tourist Information
Telephone: 01652 631500

Barton Town Council
Telephone: 01652 633598

Barton-upon-Humber Tourism Partnership
Telephone: 01652 660380