Carlton Cinema

56 Johnson Street,
Tyldesley, M29

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Carlton Cinema

Located in Tyldesley, 4 miles to the south of Bolton, Lancashire. The Carlton Cinema was opened in 1911 and had 450 seats. It was owned and operated by Joseph Woods Theatres. It was equipped with a RCA sound system in late-1930. Closed in 1938, it re-opened in March 1939 after refurbishment, and now had 693 seats. The proscenium was 25 feet wide. Equipped with CinemaScope in the mid-1950’s, it was closed in March 1962 and became a bingo club.

After the bingo club closed, it became a fireplace warehouse, but suffered an arson attack in May 2008. By 2009, the building was offered for redevelopment and was demolished for housing to be built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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popcorn_pete
popcorn_pete on August 8, 2018 at 5:08 pm

Originally opened on 22 July 1911 and again on 16 February 1939 after refit with “There’s Always a Woman”.

popcorn_pete
popcorn_pete on August 8, 2018 at 5:08 pm

Closed March 1962.

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