Central Cinema

25 Mincing Lane,
Blackburn, BB2 2AD

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Previous to 1900 the site at the corner of Mincing Lane and Mill Lane had housed a temporary circus, known as Ohmy’s Circus. The New Central Hall was built and opened in April 1900, and was used as a roller skating rink until November 1909, when it was converted into the 1,000-seat Central Hall Cinema.

Altered and enlarged to 1,372 seats in 1923, it was re-named New Central Hall Cinema. The proscenium was 20 feet wide, later enlarged to 22 feet.

The Central Cinema was closed in January 1957. It went into other uses (unknown). Then in 1974, it was renovated and was converted into a Walkers Bingo Club, which remained open until at least 1995. It recently operated as a Riley’s American Pool and Snooker Club until early-2009. In November 2009 after a refurbishment, it re-opened as the VIP Snooker Club.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on February 4, 2011 at 6:51 am

There is a picture of the theatre here: http://tinyurl.com/4qg4zdn

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