Rivoli Cinema

Corporation Street,
St. Helens, WA10

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Rivoli Cinema

A handsome cinema in Corporation Street, the Rivoli Cinema opened on 7th October 1929. Within weeks of opening, it was equipped with a Christie 2Manual/7Rank theatre organ built by Hill, Norman & Beard and the console was on a lift. It was taken over by the J.F. Emery Circuit in 1932 and they operated in until 1933. It was later operated by County Playhouses (Wigan) Ltd.

The organ survived in the building until CinemaScope was introduced in the mid-1950’s. The Rivoli Cinema was taken over by the Leeds based Star Cinemas chain in September 1965. They converted it into a Star Bingo Club. It was eventually closed and demolished.

Contributed by Ian Grundy

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Ian
Ian on March 9, 2008 at 1:49 pm

Photograph of the Rivoli here:–

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atmos
atmos on May 1, 2019 at 10:29 pm

Information on the internet states the architect was William Ellis and it opened on 7 Oct 1929.

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