Curzon Cinema

601 Prescot Road,
Liverpool, L13 5XA

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Curzon Cinema

Located in the east Liverpool district of Old Swan. The Curzon Cinema was opened on 10th October 1936 with Loretta Young in “The Unguarded Hour”. Designed in an Art Deco style by architect Ernest Shennan, seating in the auditorium was on a stadium plan, with a raised stepped section at the rear rather than an overhanging balcony. It was equipped with a Compton organ, which was opened by organist Lewis Oddy.

The Curzon Cinema was closed on 20th August 1960 with Brigitte Bardot in “A Woman Like Satan” and “Vice Raid”. It was converted into a supermarket and other smaller retail units. It was demolished in March 2015

Contributed by Ken Roe

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surf_digby
surf_digby on May 8, 2014 at 10:29 pm

It would seem the writing’s on the wall for the Curzon. Permission has been granted to flatten in to make way for supermarket space.

http://www.liverpoolconfidential.co.uk/News-and-Comment/Old-Swans-art-deco-picture-palace-faces-demolition#.U2IsTgrdVss.facebook

surf_digby
surf_digby on May 8, 2014 at 10:30 pm

http://www.liverpoolconfidential.com/News-and-Comment/Coming-Soon-to-the-Curzon-Raging-Bulldozer

Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on May 19, 2014 at 12:21 am

Isn’t it about time that cinemas (and other buildings) were Listed by English Heritage for their contribution to their neighbourhoods, rather than EH using the easy “get-out” that the interior’s been altered? The Curzon (in my humble opinion) is Liverpool’s best art-deco exterior in Liverpool (and I’m including the Philharmonic and the Forum cinema).

Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on May 11, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Demolition might have started in March 2015, but it continues in May 2015.

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