Greenhill Cinema

382 Cheetham Hill Road,
Cheetham Hill,
Manchester, M8 9LS

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The Premier Picture Hall was opened in 1920. It was operated by Circuit Cinemas Ltd., and in 1925, they built and operated the new, much larger Premier Cinema (later ABC) across the road. The Premier Picture Hall was then re-named Greenhill Cinema (after nearby Greenhill Road).

The Greenhill Cinema was taken over by the Union Cinemas chain in the early-1930’s, and by 1937, it was operated by an independent.

The Greenhill Cinema was closed on 19th May 1962 with Gregory Peck in "The Guns of Navarone". It was converted into a bingo club, which operated for many years. Since that closed, the building has become a supermarket, named Manchester Super Store.

I believe the building next door which has the facade flanked by a tower on each side (also operated by Manchester Super Store), although looking like a cinema building, was possibly a purpose built snooker club.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 16, 2010 at 5:37 pm

A vintage photograph from 1950, of the auditorium of the Premier/Greenhill Cinema:
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Another 1950 auditorium view:
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The Greenhill Cinema building, photographed in January 2008:
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Photographed in August 2009:
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A photograph of the adjacent building (not a cinema, possibly built as a snooker hall):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/boo664343183471/

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 17, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Great film to go out on.

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