It opened the year Britain’s suffragettes battled for the vote and the Titanic sank to the bottom of the Atlantic.
But as it stars in a new music video for an up-and-coming band 104 years later, Elland’s Rex cinema is as current as ever.
Manchester five-piece rock band Barron have been using the vintage picturehouse to film for their first single, Waiting For.
Lead singer Alex Barron said the band chose the venue because they wanted somewhere with a nostalgic vibe.
“It’s been great to film here. We really wanted somewhere where we could come in separately and sit down together as the song is about people coming together.
“In this case we buy tickets and leave the cinema together.”
Alex said the song is also about “wanting to achieve something”.
“It’s an uplifting song to do with achieving what you want, but also going through tough times to get it.”
The video is directed by Lancashire director Sam Fenton, while the single is expected to come out at the end of the month.
The cinema has recently seen new manager Mark Bickerdike appointed, and he says the picturehouse has “an emotional place in the heart of all its staff”.
Mark said he had previously never set foot in the cinema, one of the UK’s oldest, but jumped at the chance to work there.
“It is a great atmosphere and lovely place to work. We have a great team of staff.”
He added: “We feel honoured to have been chosen for Barron’s music video, they’re a great bunch of lads and it would be very exciting for Elland to see the Rex on TV.”
The Rex cinema was opened in 1912 and remains one of the country’s oldest purpose-built cinemas still showing films, as well as holding monthly concerts.