Palace Cinema

Railway Road,
Urmston, M41

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The Urmston Palace Cinema opened in 1912. The architect Percy Hothersall came from Prestwich. The Palace Cinema, as it was later known as, had a proscenium 35 feet wide, a stage ten feet deep and two dressing rooms.

The Palace Cinema closed in the late 1950’s and was converted into a factory. This too eventually went and the place was demolished.

Contributed by Divad

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Divad
Divad on July 14, 2008 at 2:04 pm

My posting for this cinema did not supply the stage information credited to my name.

Divad
Divad on July 14, 2008 at 6:14 pm

Having questioned this picture on several occasions I am assured it is correct. The odd angle from where it was taken creates an incorrect idea of where it used to stand. The large building on the left is still there as a part of the Urmston Market, the Palace is way in the background.

Divad
Divad on July 15, 2008 at 6:15 pm

I have now confirmed the architects name, it was Percy Hothersall.
An interesting side to this cinema was that on opening night the full house takings were donated to the Cottage Memorial Hospital which was its neighbour.

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