Woolton Picture House

Mason Street,
Liverpool, L25 5JH

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Davell on June 14, 2008 at 5:49 am

For many years the chief projectionist at Woolton was Dave Swindell, who is sadly no longer with us. He passed away shortly after his retirement.The cinema was run for many years by Cheshire County Cinemas before being taken over by David Woods, who was the grandson of the founder of Bedford Cinemas (1928) Ltd.They ran several cinemas including the Mayfair, Aigburth and the Abbey, Wavertree. Projection equipment at the Woolton is Westar. There are two machines with a tower system and 2000 ft spools can still be run in the old way. Light source is now xenon. Two converted Peerless carbon arcs provide this. Entrance to the box is from outside the building. I was in the box some time back and took several photos of it.

Ian on March 27, 2007 at 2:23 am

The Woolton has been sold to a consortium and it is planned to reopen the cinema soon. Good news!