Lily Elizabeth Crick purchases the building from R S Ransome. Mrs Crick has this year sold the King's Head to Adnams Brewery. She and her engineer husband, undertake extensive work on the premises to turn it into a serious cinema, effectively rebuilding it with a substantial extension to the East, set at a 90 degree angle to the old Assembly Rooms structure to accommodate some 400 people. It is now simply called 'The Cinema'.
Thanks to the expertise of her husband, George Crick, who is chief engineer and manager of Southwold Gas Light Company, the new cinema boasts some impressive innovations, notably central heating and insulation. Early advertising stated:
"You'll never be cold in the Winter. You'll never be hot in the Summer. We're fully asbestos-lined"
When it is complete.Lily installs James William Marshall Blythe as Manager. (James is her son by her previous marriage to William Blythe.
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