Carlton Cinema

Green Lane and West Derby Road,
Liverpool, L13 7HQ

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Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on November 30, 2017 at 10:27 am

Demolished in November 2017.

Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on January 25, 2017 at 11:58 pm

It wasn’t the largest cinema in Liverpool when it opened. In 1932 an official count of the seats revealed that they were less than had been originally claimed. There was a total of 1,912 seats, 1,552 in the stalls and 660 in the balcony. This still made the Carlton the second largest purpose-built cinema in Liverpool at the time (after the Commodore in Bankhall with 1,966 seats). When the Paramount in the city centre opened in 1934 with 2,670 seats, the Carlton became the third largest.

madorganplayer on January 16, 2017 at 2:03 pm

Scaffolding was put up to commence demolition but as of January 2017 all the scaffolding has been removed.So looks like its reverted to its status as Liverpools most derelict cinema.

Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on May 19, 2016 at 7:26 pm

Demolition was commenced in May 2016.

Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on July 29, 2010 at 9:15 am

Update: July 2010.
Everything is derelict, and demolition is imminent.

scrappynw on November 16, 2009 at 1:43 pm

some recent pics of the projectors

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hwakeford on August 1, 2009 at 5:15 pm

Happy memories of the Carlton Tubrook, I worked there in the 50s

HowardBHaas on December 3, 2007 at 5:18 pm

Thanks for adding this cinema today, Ken.

Scroll down to page 15 to see a vintage photo of the auditorium with the “leaping stags” on the original screen curtains, as Ken describes.
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