Victoria Cinema

109 Poulton Road,
Fleetwood, FY7 6TQ

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Victoria Cinema

Located to the south of the main town centre of Fleetwood, Lancashire. The Victoria Cinema was opened in December 1929. operating by 1937. The proscenium was 32 feet wide. It had a 15 feet deep stage and three dressing rooms.

The Victoria Cinema was closed in 1967, and re-opened as Barney’s Bingo Club in September 1967 with Tanya the elephant from Blackpool Tower Circus appearing ‘In Person’. Barney’s Bingo Club closed in around 2010.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Denise on April 3, 2012 at 4:35 am

Memories of this cinema go way way back into the early sixties. Most of my family worked there.I spent long summers in and around this cinema. At the time I was there Mr Batty was the manager. The usherettes wore dusky pink overalls and had name badges,they were always beautiful and smelt of 4711 cologne, seamed stockings and stilleto heels,lipstick and powdered faces. There was a decent sized sweet shop were beautiful picture boxes of chocolates tied in purple satin ribbon. Also the saturday tuck shop was always open for the kids. I will always remember the foyer and its freshly polished tiled floor and hanging crystal chandelier. I would always sit on the end seat on the back row were I could be watched over by my aunty marg. Margaret was an usherett,and she would sit on a pull down seat from the wall whilst the film was on. She carried a huge torch that shone so bright as she would light the way showing people to there seats. I would sit mesmorised looking at the golden curtains and the diamanted sequined pattern. The oil lamps lit on the side of the walls and music playing before the film. This was more than fantastic,also the cinema was haunted by the white lady.x

DaveC12 on September 15, 2014 at 8:18 am

My aunt was an usherette here. I loved the Vic as it was the biggest of the four. There was a lovely lady, pretty and nice who worked in the ticket kiosk. Also there were vent holes in the floor, if you peeped through then you could see the caretaker walking around, and also smell the disinfectant. Oh the memories.

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