Palladium Cinema

New Chapel Street, Mill Hill,
Blackburn, BB2 4DT

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Located at the corner of New Chapel Street and Queen’s Terrace in the Mill Hill district of Blackburn. The Palladium Cinema was built and opened in 1920. It had a brick and stone facade and projection box, and also the screen end was built similar. The auditorium however was a wooden structure, similar to an army hut.

It was taken over by the Marks Cinemas Circuit Ltd. of Manchester in the mid-1930’s. In the early-1950’s an independent operator took over and it was closed in June 1952 with "Operation Pacific". The old auditorium was dismantled and a new one built a few feet wider than the old one. The cinema re-opened in August 1952, and now had a 20 feet wide proscenium.

The Palladium Cinema was closed in May 1962, and was converted into a Spar supermarket, which remains open in 2011.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on February 4, 2011 at 7:31 am

This is a picture of the Spar supermarket in the former Palladium Cinema building: http://tinyurl.com/4batct9

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