Odeon Southport

Lord Street,
Southport, PR9 0AF

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madorganplayer on February 4, 2012 at 9:13 am

The Compton organ was removed and eventually installed in the home of Manchester organist Joyce Alldred (who also had the Grand Southport organ in their organ shop).It was then sold to a Cheshire Farmer and the last i heard was in store awaiting installation.The console was Comptons take on the wurlitzer french style.This organ also had a French Trumpet of 37 notes.

Ian on February 28, 2008 at 4:03 pm

A further picture a year or so before closure here:–

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The Compton Organ was the 2nd such instrument installed in Gaumont houses (prior to 1930 Wurlitzers were used) and was a 3 manual 10 rank instrument with a new design of console unique to Gaumont, not illuminated the console was solid and seemed to be of wood with many scroll embellishments. It appeared to be on a lift in the centre of the orchestra pit and was opened by Leslie James, who was succeeded by Herbert Steele. It apparently survived in situ until the 1970’s.

rakeyjakey on February 17, 2008 at 8:50 am

does any one have any more information or pictures of this cinema/theatre, in specific the organ (A83 COMPTOM installed 1930), but any information will do. please could you post here or email me at

Ian on January 7, 2008 at 7:37 am

Photos taken just before demolition here:–

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