ABC Warrington

Barbauld Street,
Warrington, WA1 1EX

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michaelbrent
michaelbrent on October 15, 2014 at 1:13 pm

This building has been saved http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/north-west/125595-art-deco-club-saved-demolition

curlew
curlew on July 20, 2014 at 4:14 am

Amendment, apparently Warrington B council, can do nothing as it’s not listed.

curlew
curlew on July 20, 2014 at 4:12 am

the owners LPC have submitted a demolition order starting on 11 th august 2014, they say they can do nothing as the building is amazingly not listed. There has been some lukewarm puffing and blowing in Warrington over the past couple of days, but it looks like too little to late, and it looks like another of Union Cinemas Ritz’s is about to bite the dust. This is a stunning ‘detached’ Art Deco structure, I’m amazed it’s never got as much as a local listing, can anyone help?

Ian
Ian on May 17, 2013 at 12:10 am

The building remains “for sale”, no asking price published, just “offers invited for the freehold” in May 2013. The building still looks in very good repair.

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curlew
curlew on June 5, 2011 at 7:05 am

The Ritz has just been sold for 1 million pounds to an as yet unknown buyer. The Warrington Guardian reported that WB Council put in a bid for 500,000 which was the ‘guide’ price!, in order to safeguard the building for proposed canalside devlopment- conversion to a theatre?– they have certainly been going on about it in this town for long enough

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm

1936 picture looks great.thanks guys for putting them on.

laurajade18
laurajade18 on February 11, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Hi, I work with a girl who has a second job doing bar work at Halo, and I’m pretty sure from the way she describes the place now that the old cinemas upstairs are used for individual rooms for different music and DJ’s. Shame.

filmfan10
filmfan10 on January 28, 2010 at 6:11 am

Has recently been changed to Halo nite club…

Ian
Ian on July 9, 2009 at 1:29 am

A photo as Mr Smiths here dating from 1989:–

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/214954190/

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 8, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Vintage photographs of the Ritz Cinema:
Proposed cinema in 1936:
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At its 1937 opening:
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Foyer:
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Auditorium:
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As the ABC, playing the ABC release in October 1958:
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As the ABC and bingo club in 1978:
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