112 Kenyon Lane,
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Located in the north-east Manchester suburb of Moston. Built on the site of the Empress Picture House, which was basically a tin hut that had opened as a cinema in 1914 with seating provided for 700. The Adelphi Cinema was built and opened by the H.D. Moorhouse chain in November 1937 with Anton Walbrook in “Michael Strogoff”.
Seating was provided for 1,312 in a stadium plan, with a raised stepped section at the rear.
The Adelphi Cinema was closed in 1962 with a double bill programme “Winchester 73” and “Sword of Ali Baba”. It was converted into a bingo club. This was later closed and the empty building was partially damaged by a fire.
It was taken over by a family operated firm as a hardware store, which still operates from the building as Deanway Hardware in 2011.
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