Hillsborough Park Cinema

98 Catchbar Lane, Hillsborough,
Sheffield, S6 1TA

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horrorbabe on February 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm

well remembered carobbo78 i used to be the manager of willis right up to it shutting god it was a spooky place upstairs we often had encounters with the ghost that haunted it and he would often let us know he was there. upstairs we had our canteen and toilets and every morning and evening we had to go down a passage pass the balcony entrace to open a fire door at the bottom of some fire escape stairs really scary you always felt like someone was watching you but i was there for 5 years and could write a book on the experiences we had with alfrid the ghost a man dressed in a black suit wearing a large brimed black hat its been over 20 years since i worked there and im just writing to asda head office to see if i could get to go and have a look round upstairs again the asda management dont like going upstairs only go if they have to they say theres an uneeasy feeling and its not nice maybe its not as they took out the big set of stairs that were in the middle of the shop that went upstairs bet its rather cut off up there now still want to go and see what its like see if its changed or the balcony has rotted away that was still there when i worked there but all the seats had gone

carobbo78 on February 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Prior to the building being Netto it was Willis Discount (not sure when it opened but it was there in 1986 up until about 1990/91 I think when it closed but under the name Willis Foodstores. I believe it was a family business and they had another shop in either Walkley or Crookes. I always remember the song in 1986 when I was in the store which went like this:

“Willis Discount are doing it right; quality foods at a discount price”.

Netto closed it’s doors I think in June 2011 and reopened as an Asda Supermarket in August 2011.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 20, 2008 at 11:43 am

The former Hillsborough Park Cinema, photographed in May 2008;