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The Grand Cinema was built by the railway bridge in Frodsham, Cheshire. It belonged from the 1940’s to Byrom Pictures based in Liverpool. It is believed to have originally opened in 1923.
Five steps led to a small entrance hall with the paybox on the right. Opposite was a staircase that led to a small balcony, there was no balcony waiting room. Next to the paybox was the manager’s office. Off the balcony staircase there was a door that led to the projection room. It was equipped with Kalee 8 machines and a Vernox sound system. The proscenium width was 24 feet and the stage 13 feet deep. Under the stage were two dressing rooms.The last manager was a Mr James Turner.
The Grand Cinema usually showed films for three days, Mon Tues Wed, Thurs Fri Sat, there was no Sunday opening. Shows were presented in the evening only apart from a Wednesday matinee and a Children’s matinee on a Saturday afternoon. The last film screened was “Carry on Regardless” on Saturday 5th August 1961 and it was demolished later that year.
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