Whitehall Cinema

94-96 Marine Road West,
Morecambe, LA4 4DQ

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Whitehall Cinema

Located in the Lancashire sea-side town of Morecambe. This building was originally built as the Pavilion for an attraction named Warwick’s ‘Revolving’ Tower (similar to the famous Blackpool Tower in nearby Blackpool). The Tower was sold in 1903, and was dismantled. The Pavilion was converted into a skating rink, and then a dance hall.

It was converted into the Whitehall Cinema opening with the addition of a 168-seat balcony, and with 500 seats in the stalls. The Whitehall Cinema opened on August Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August 1913.

In 1945, the Whitehall Cinema was screening films, and had some live show use on its stage. The Whitehall Cinema was closed on 22nd October 1955 with Hedy Lamarr in “The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships”(L'amante di Paride). It was converted into a bingo club, then by 1988 had become a J. Tussaud Waxworks, and by 1993 was a Megazone laser game show. It was demolished in 2015.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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70mmbobbyj
70mmbobbyj on June 12, 2014 at 10:55 pm

A report on BBC news, there has been a large fire at this place.

DavidAE
DavidAE on June 13, 2014 at 12:07 am

Here is a link to the article.

Biffaskin
Biffaskin on April 8, 2021 at 1:36 pm

Only the one bank holiday back in 1913, not the two that we enjoy these days! So opening date was 25/08/1913.

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