New look for the Parkway Cinema

The Parkway Cinema has undergone an exciting new transformation thanks to funding from the Eldon Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ).


Visitors can now see eye-catching new signage on the front of the historic building, which is reflective of the 1950s style of the building, including a 1950s-style read-o-graph above the front door. The design is a direct replica of the original lettering used giving the business a whole new look and feel.


Further refurbishment work is due to take place throughout April that will see improvements to the Eldon Street entrance to the building, including the historic canopy.


The work is part of a four-year partnership between Barnsley Council and Historic England. Due to be complete in March 2024 the Eldon Street HAZ is working with local businesses and property owners to fund conservation repairs to key historic buildings on the street. The landmark project sees investment of over £1.2M to reopen the original entrance to The Civic, Barnsley, and create new spaces to vastly improve the visitor experience.


Rob Younger, Joint Owner of the Parkway Cinema, said: “To see the cinema transformed reflecting its original 1950’s style has been amazing to see. The fact that we have been able to use the original signage as inspiration makes it even more special. Our visitors have been incredibly supportive throughout the work and we are sure they will love the new look Parkway Cinema. Eldon Street is a gateway to our new city centre and every day it is looking better and better through the support of the project.”


For more information about the project click here