Empire Cinema

Hawes Side Lane,
Marton,
Blackpool, FY4 4AJ

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Empire Cinema

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In the Blackpool suburb of Marton there were two cinemas, one of which – the Empire – survives more or less intact as a bingo hall.

Opened in 1929 with 929 seats it was enlarged and modernised in 1939, probably to compete with the Oxford Cinema which had opened the previous year, increasing the capacity of the house to 1,094.

The two cinemas closed within a short time of each other – the Empire Cinema first in 1959 and the Oxford Cinema the following year. The Empire Cinema has been in use as a family run independent bingo club for several decades.

Contributed by Ian Grundy

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Ian
Ian on February 5, 2006 at 6:24 am

recent photo of the Empire as a bingo hall here:–

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