Cannon Liverpool

Lime Street,
Liverpool, L1 1JN

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Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on January 27, 2017 at 10:25 pm

It was one of the sites used for the Liverpool Biennial of 2016. It’s been de-tripled and all the ground floor seating has gone. Apart from damage caused by the de-tripling, the interior is in a sorry state, with an alarming hole in the ceiling. The public were not allowed to go upstairs.

Eric Evans
Eric Evans on March 25, 2012 at 7:50 am

Please click on photos for 3 more pictures.

TLSLOEWS on August 26, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Great Lime Steet photo smoothie.

fatbarry2000 on January 17, 2009 at 4:11 am

Second attempt at posting map link:

fatbarry2000 on January 17, 2009 at 4:09 am


The place directly behind the Empire Theatre is the former Odeon – it was closed in 2008. The Forum is at the other end of Lime Street – as you move down it you can see the railway station roof on the right. Immediately after the station is a single square tower block, and opposite this diagonally is a large building with a curved front (in the image I can see on Google Maps there is a red bus and a green/white bus turning right in front of the building). This is the old Forum cinema.

This map shows a few of the Cinemas on/around Lime Street (best seen in Satellite View).

AdoraKiaOra on September 11, 2008 at 10:04 am

Is this the big cinema behind The Empire Theatre. If not what is the huge place i see on Google maps?

Davell on July 30, 2008 at 11:10 am

Projectors were Ross with RCA sound. Light was provided by Peerless Magnarc. Later Philips FP20s were used.

HowardBHaas on December 4, 2007 at 5:25 pm

Scaffolding being removed:
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DrMrEcho on February 25, 2007 at 11:34 am

Liverpool desperately needs a Beatles theatre for putting on shows,talks and films for the 1000’s of tourists who visit each year. Either the Forum or the Futurist seem like a no brainer to fulfill such a role. Why then are they in this state?!?

Philip on September 7, 2006 at 3:40 am

2 of the interior here:

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conlan on April 17, 2006 at 1:27 pm

My father, Thomas Boyle was the artist who painted the advertising posters for the Forum Lime Street in the 1960s. I would love to know if any photographs of these posters have survived. Thanks.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 31, 2005 at 5:17 am

Here is a recent exterior photograph of the former ABC Forum, Liverpool, in its current closed status:
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evamaria on September 24, 2004 at 3:57 am

I would like to see images of the interior of this cinema,