Empire Theatre

Commerce Street,
Longton, ST3

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David Rayner
David Rayner on January 31, 2016 at 7:21 pm

Oddly enough, although there are photos of the Empire when it was a theatre and, from 1966 onwards when it was a Bingo Hall, there are no photos of the decades when it was an ABC cinema. You’d have thought that ABC would have taken at least one photo of the front of the Empire in all that time, but apparently, they didn’t. There were photos taken of the ABCs Capitol in Hanley; Majestic in Stoke and Cine-Bowl in Hanley, but none of the Empire. The front of the Savoy in Newcastle-under-Lyme would have been impractical to photograph, because the entrance was down a narrow alley way.

David Rayner
David Rayner on January 30, 2016 at 12:38 pm

I have a complete run of all the programmes shown at the Empire from 1932 to when it closed in 1966.

Ian
Ian on July 21, 2008 at 11:53 am

Some scanned images (interior and exterior) taken in 1989 here:–

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Ian
Ian on July 15, 2007 at 10:33 pm

Another photo as a bingo hall here :–

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