Clifton Ludlow

Old Street,
Ludlow, SY8 1TZ

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Clifton Ludlow

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Located in Ludlow, Shropshire. The Clifton Cinema was opened in 1938. The exterior was in a brick Streamline Moderne style. Inside the auditorium seating was provided in stalls and circle levels. On the side-walls were large paintings of hunting scenes. The proscenium was 31 feet wide. It was built for and operated by the Clifton Cinemas chain.

The Clifton Cinema was closed in 1979, and was sold to the Essoldo chain who continued showing films for a few weeks, before they converted it into an Essoldo Bingo Club. Despite a campaign to save the building, it was demolished in August 1987, and sheltered housing flats named Clifton Court were built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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HJHill on May 20, 2014 at 5:29 am

The Kinematograph Year Books for 1947, 1950 and 1954 list the capacity as 712.

Mike_Blakemore on May 20, 2014 at 6:31 am

Our Associtaed company.. The Clifton Cinema (Ludlow)Limited. They had a big problem when building the cinema. They could not raise all the finance needed.. If You notice the odd frontage. They just chopped off the right hand side of the frontage. The Projection Beams came from the corner of the Cinema.. The apperture plates where unusual to cope with the keystone…

Mike_Blakemore on May 20, 2014 at 6:33 am

Thanks to HJHill for the photo..

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