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Here’s a 1937 photo:
2 of the interior here:
Originally, churches were converted into cinemas.
Now, cinemas are converted into churches.
I wonder what that says?
The opening date of the Woolton on Boxing Day 1927 was just a guess.
It might not have opened until March 1928.
It was also said by the same person (I think) that David Wood’s grandfather (J F Wood) opened the Bedford in Walton on Boxing Day, 1908. That, too, is wrong. Both the Bedford and the Kensington Picturedrome in Liverpool opened at the same time. The plans of both purpose-built cinemas were approved in August 1910. The Kensington opened on Boxing Day, 1910, but unfortunately the day the Bedford opened wasn’t recorded.