Glynn Cinema

110 Foregate Street,
Chester, CH1 1HB

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Glynn Cinema

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The Glynn Picture Hall opened June 19, 1911 and had a half-timbered facade. It was operated by the Glynn Animated Picture Co. who also operated the Glynn Cinemas in Wrexham and Shrewesbury.

It was taken over by General Theatre Corporation(GTC) in March 1928 (they later were taken over by the Gaumont British Theatres circuit). The Glynn Cinema closed on 5th September 1931 as Gaumont had just built and opened their new Gaumont Palace Cinema. The Glynn Cinema was never fitted out for talkies.

The building was converted into retail use and this lasted until April 1995. It is now home to a bar named Revolution.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Picturedrome
Picturedrome on August 2, 2010 at 5:10 am

2006 photo.
The entrance was obviously converted from an existing shop.
Above ground floor level the front still looks like it would have done in 1911.
Note the circular window of the operating room:
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Picturedrome
Picturedrome on August 2, 2010 at 5:16 am
  1. From the back.
    Obviously rebuilt at some time, but still occupying the same footprint, and giving some idea of how new auditoria were added to existing shop fronts:
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