Rusholme Theatre

Wilmslow Road and Great Western Street,
Manchester, M14 5TP

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Rusholme Theatre

Converted into a cinema from a horse-drawn tram shed in 1908, the Rusholme Electric Theatre functioned until 1924. It had a 24ft wide proscenium. It changed use into a live theatre which operated until 1940.

It converted back to a cinema, known as the Rusholme Theatre, it was equipped with a British Talking Pictures(BTP) sound system. In the early-1950’s it was taken over by the H.D. Moorhouse circuit. The Rusholme Theatre was closed on 22nd June 1968 with Don Sullivan in “The Giant Gila Monster” and James Best in “The Killer Shrews”. It was later demolished and a petrol station now stands on the site.

Contributed by John Holden

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JohnHolden on August 14, 2017 at 7:25 am

I am dubious about the photograph.

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