Studio 1 & 2

Cross Lane,
Salford, M6

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dizzydevil on June 7, 2020 at 8:21 am

Edit i should have said Pavillon /coral bingo in Ashton ..and before the salford club closed and moved to hankinson way!

dizzydevil on June 7, 2020 at 8:19 am

I never got to go to or see may of these picture palaces as most had gone by the time i was a teen or were out of my area being born in Ashton Under Lyne ….but i will point out that you got the last film’s star wrong though you were on the right lines with james bond …Sean Connery starred in Never say Never Again! it was a bond film but not made by the franchise that owned the bond films it was an atempt to do one of the novels that they didnt have the rights to at the time! …on another note i DID get to go to The ABC at Broughton if it was a coral bingo as we had a regional meeting there when i worked at the pavilion cinema / coral bingo in the late 80s before it closed and moved to hankinson way …as that was the 1st purpose built bingo club for coral /gala in the region if memory serves …i loved the interior of the abc when i went there and remember thinking how plush and glitzy it was compared to our club in ashton lol ;)

Mr_BTH on April 26, 2015 at 1:31 am

Reading these comments has made me feel very happy as I was the chief projectionist there at that time and my farther was the sound engineer. Parts of the Christie organ still live on.

craig on September 22, 2004 at 4:54 am

I practically lived in this cinema throughout my childhood and I can still smell the place and can still feel the bloody cold in their…Great Cinema though….anyone have any pictures of the Carlton.

rjcarr on September 17, 2004 at 2:53 pm

yes i totally agree with mike.
i saw star wars, grease, superman and tons
of other great films…….. in comfert and safety. i took
my sister to see these films although she was too young for them who cares as long as she had a good time
and our parents knew we were safe.

fantastic building, great times had by all.

what ever happend to salford quay cinema? didnt last long did it????

mike9675 on May 14, 2004 at 8:56 am

Salford Carlton, Cross Lane. As a child of the ‘70s, I have fond memories of watching my first movies there, from Star Wars to several Spielberg films. A lot of my formative memories and experiences of the cinema came from watching movies at the Salford Carlton. It closed in 1984 and was finally demolished in 1989. As it was being pulled down, a friend and I sneaked in through the demolition site and actually managed to have a look around this old cinema, which was quite an odd experience, uncovering several disused film reels and posters. They should never have pulled it down. How dare they wipe away a local treasure and replace it with a Toyota showroom?

Winspec1 on February 15, 2004 at 1:59 pm

Why was it demolished….i am gutted when i look and see it is not there anymore.
Please restore my childhood memories.
Aaron shaw