Art Deco Gem Ambassador Cinema Faces The Bulldozers

posted by woody on February 18, 2004 at 6:48 am

SALFORD, ENGLAND — It looks like the end is in sight for the wonderful Ambassador Super Cinema. Somehow, this building has remained virtually intact and in great condition with most of its original fittings.

The building was granted listed building status when it closed as a bingo hall. However, after an appeal by developers who wanted the site for housing, the listed building status was revoked by some official in London who hadn’t even visited the site but who stated that changes made to adapt it for bingo had destroyed the original decoration.

THIS IS RUBBISH — if you look at this report from the Manchester online, it’s clear the decoration is still present.

This week a security fence has gone up around the site and a bulldozer sits in the car park. Draw your own conclusions.

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Comments (2)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Goodbye Ambassador Theatre ,it is a pity a city like London so rich in History could not save this movie theatre.

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