Crompton Cinema

417 Crompton Way,
Bolton, BL2 3AE

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Crompton Cinema

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Located to the north of Bolton on Crompton Way, close to the junction with Tonge Moor Road. The Crompton Cinema was opened on 6th December 1934 with Alan Dinehart in "Dance Girl, Dance" and Marian Marsh in "A Man of Sentiment". It was operated by Arthur Hall of the Palladium Theatre, Blackpool. The Crompton Cinema had a 46 feet wide proscenium, and had a cafe attached.

The Crompton Cinema was closed in 1959, and was converted into a bingo club. This use continued for a while, then it became a nightclub into the late-1990’s. It was converted into a Kwik Save supermarket, but this had closed by November 2008. It has re-opened as a SMS Supermarket in April 2010.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 1, 2010 at 10:06 am

Photographs from November 2008, when the former Crompton Cinema building had closed as a Kwik Save supermarket:

ChrisBott on May 14, 2016 at 9:41 am

My father worked here as a projectionist around 1949 and my mother sold tickets. They began seeing each other and after the show started my mom would sneak up to the projection booth to see my dad. After his stint in NS they were married in 1955 until my mom passed in 1996. Would love to hear if anyone knew of them working there.

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