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The Empire Empire Palace of Varieties opened in 1898 and lasted 60 glorious, racy years, showing risqué comics, saucy ladies, mind-boggling magicians and rock 'n' roll stars, with huge billings including Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd. Read more: http://archive.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Imposing-stately-pleasure-drome-styled-like/story-19582110-detail/story.html#ixzz2lXAvyDb3 I remember Dad taking me to the Empire occasionally. We sat up in the cheaper Gods of course. He's call in Watmoughs sweet shop, and Dad would splash out on 2oz of Nuthalls Mintos! If I was lucky, I;d get one cut in