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This newspaper clipping shows an advertisement for screenings of the film Morocco at the King's Hall Cinema in Exeter across December 1931 and January 1932.

When Vivien Leigh was first getting to know her soon-to-be husband Herbert Leigh Holman, the pair socialised together in Devon. According to Vivien Leigh's appointment diaries, this included a trip to see the film Morocco in late December 1931.

Local newspaper listings from the time show that the film was showing at this particular cinema in Exeter across the dates Vivien Leigh listed in her diary; hence the King's Hall Picture House in St. Thomas may well be the venue she visited.

The cinema screened movies for Exeter residents until its closure in 1937. It faced competition from larger city picture palaces including the Odeon and the Gaumont. It reopened again two years later as a variety theatre. It is now the site of the Riverside Church.
Subject Vivien Leigh
Source Reach PLC / Trinity Mirror
Publisher Exeter and Plymouth Gazette
Date 1931-12-28
Rights Reach PLC / Trinity Mirror
Format Newspaper
Type Press
Coverage 1930s