Cannon Wakefield

Kirkgate & Sun Lane,
Wakefield, WF1 1

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terry on December 29, 2014 at 2:56 pm

The last name this cinema was known by was the A B C.

I used to do managerial relief stints here in the 1970’s whilst based initially at A B C Wigan and subsequently A B C Huddersfield. This was still a single auditorium then with stalls and circle and the stage still had occasional use.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 24, 2009 at 3:42 pm

A view from the rear of the circle in 2009, twelve years after closing:
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RobertR on December 26, 2007 at 5:53 am

Very sad shots in spite of the flooding this place could have easily been restored.

Ian on December 25, 2007 at 8:52 am

Some more photos before closure here:–

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ticktock11 on December 25, 2007 at 8:30 am

Be SURE to follow the blog link posted above on Dec. 20. Fabulous—and sad—shots of this place.

phill on December 20, 2007 at 6:01 pm

Thanks for adding the link Ken. I’ve done a more detailed piece with extra pictures added here

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I’d be especially keen to get some archive pictures of this place, With stories, recollections or more history for my article if anyone can help me out. I’d also like to hear from anyone what the last film was shown & why the cinema is so badly flooded.
Many thanks.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 18, 2007 at 10:00 am

A wonderful, but very sad set of photographs of the former ABC Regal Cinema, taken in December 2007:
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capnb on June 14, 2004 at 12:45 pm

This is part of the new Marsh Way redevelopment. I did some work in the cinema building a couple of years ago and the photos are at

Ian on March 23, 2004 at 3:58 am

Demolition of this former cinema has been approved and will commence in the near future. It will be replaced by a housing / retail scheme and the curved building line will be retained – but not the facade itself.