Scala Cinema

79 High Street,
Runcorn, WA7 1AH

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Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on March 18, 2016 at 6:32 pm

The Palace Cinema, Runcorn was completely new in 1913. The Ordnance Survey map, revised in 1905, shows the site to be empty. Another source (not repeated here) claims that there was a theatre (1897) on the site. Definitely wrong! That “Urban Myth” came from “Curtains” – one of many mistakes in that publication. There had been a Victorian theatre nearby, but that’s another story, and it wasn’t even on the same road.

Ian on May 17, 2013 at 3:14 am

As of May 2013 the Scala is gone, demolished possibly as long as six months ago. The site shows no signs of re-use and the empty space is fenced-off.

A photo when still operating as a bingo hall here:– SCALA RUNCORN

Mike_Blakemore on November 3, 2012 at 7:01 am

Found an early picture

TLSLOEWS on April 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Thanks for the photos woody.

woody on April 12, 2011 at 6:46 am

interior photos from 28 days later, showing little remains due to huge holes in the roof
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woody on April 12, 2011 at 6:41 am

photos here show how much remains of the original frontage
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