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The Picturedrome opened on 4th December 1911 with a seating capacity of just over 800 seats. The opening films were “The Siege of Calais” and “A Gay Time in Washington”. The cinema was located at the corner of Knowles and Water Streets in Radcliffe.
It was re-named the Rex Cinema from 1955 but by the early 1960’s it was screening films and operating sessions of bingo. In 1962 it closed as a cinema and went over to a full time bingo club operation. In the early
1980’s faults developed in the fabric of the building and it was closed. It was demolished in December 1982.
A grassy area and large billboard now occupy the site where the cinema was located.
The terrace houses that were situated next to it were demolished later in the 1980s.
The Colliers Arms pub still remains though.
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