Palace Cinema

Railway Road,
Leigh, WN7 4PG

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Previously operated by: Gaumont-British-Picture Corp., Ltd., Provincial Cinematograph Theatres Ltd., Rank Organisation

Architects: C.J. Prestwick

Functions: Supermarket

Previous Names: New Electra Palace Cinema

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Palace Cinema

Located on Railway Road at the corner of Back Salford. The New Electra Palace Cinema opened in September 1913. In 1920, it was taken over by the Associated Provincial Picture Houses(APPH) chain and was known as the Palace Cinema from around 1922.

In February 1929, it became part of the Gaumont/Provincial Cinematograph Theatres(PCT) chain. Eventually becoming part of Circuits Management Association(CMA) which became the Rank Organisation, the Palace Cinema was closed on 1st June 1957.

In 2009, the auditorium was in use as B & M Bargains cut price supermarket, with the front entrance and foyer replaced by a new entrance.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Edward_Silcock
Edward_Silcock on August 19, 2021 at 2:38 am

Hi, Im researching my Silcocks Fair family history. In my younger days I remember opening with the fair one Christmas in the Palace Cinema after it closed in 1957 (I think it was Christmas) would anyone else remember this happening? Any help or info greatly appreciated.

Regards Edward Silcock (Retired Showman).

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