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Andrews Pictures Ltd

Primary Address
5 New Compton Street
Holborn
WC

Additional Addresses
49 Greek Street
Cine House
Westminster
W

Business Detail
Category: Film Services
Type: Dealer in Films, Manufacturer of and Dealer in Apparatus, effects machines
Capital: 50,000 (100,000 10s shares.Take up by 25.7.1914 was 60,081 shares)
Notes: Film Dealer. Renter 1912-1914

Notes
Previously traded as A & H Andrews (also known as Andrews Pictorial Enterprises). Makers of the Allefex sound effects machine (launched September 1909). See Bioscope 17.3.1910 for article. Andrews Bros began in film business c 1902 with touring show and began to expand to halls in Plymouth, Rochdale etc. With large number of shows, started buying films for themselves and subsequently began hiring. Became Ltd company June 1910. On Share issue 19.6.10 Owned halls in Plymouth, Northampton, Southsea, Burnley, Rochdale, Colne, Stalybridge, Dewsbury, Edmonton (total seats 8400) with halls acquired in Westcliffe on Sea, Putney, Romford, Gateshead, Stockwell, Tottenham, Wembley (total seats 5050). Profits from Hiring business (Over 230,000ft) 776 7s per annum.

Trading Information
Trading Dates: until 28 December 1914.
Start Notes: Reg 9 June 1910, (taking over business of Andrews Pictorial Enterprises which had been going 8 years)
End Notes: Winding Up resolution 28.12.1914.

Related Venues

King's Hall

Related People

Arthur Henry Andrews (Lessee)
Arthur Henry Andrews (Director)
Horace Edward Andrews (Director)
Harold Booth (Director)
Edward Englebach (Director)
Fraser Gordon (Shareholder)
James Landless (Director)
Frederick Lea (Shareholder)
Jesse Simpson (Director)
James William Tate (Shareholder)
John Robinson Thompson (Director)

Sources/References

We are keen to hear from anyone with additional information or corrections to be made to this data. Please send comments to i.christie@bbk.ac.uk.
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