Plaza Cinema

1 Peel House Lane,
Widnes, WA8 6TN

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Plaza Cinema

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Located out of the town centre on Peel House Lane at the corners of Allerton Road and Mount Street. The Plaza Cinema was opened in October 1937 with George Formby in "Feather Your Nest". Designed by Warrington based architect William & Seager Owen in a splendid Art Deco style. Seating was provided in stalls and circle levels. The proscenium was 45 feet wide. It was operated by the Cheshire County Cinemas chain.

The Plaza Cinema was closed in the late-1960’s and was converted into a bingo club. The Bingo club, last operated by Apollo Bingo, was closed on 28th November 1998. The building was virtually unaltered from the day it opened.

In March 2003, it re-opened as the Peelhouse Medical Plaza, a health centre for the local council. The exterior is still the same, but presumably the building has been totally gutted internally.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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robboehm
robboehm on December 31, 2010 at 6:21 pm

That is one bleak, forbiding looking building. It’s appropriate that it’s now a medical center since it looks very institutional, unfortunately MENTAL institutional.

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