Ambassador Super Cinema

Langworthy Road, Pendleton,
Salford, M6

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Mr_BTH on April 26, 2015 at 1:18 am

The Ambassador was a lovley cinema. My farther was the sound engineer so we would go there once a month. I used to work with one of the projectionist, a man called Don Collier. In 1982 a freind and I removed the 2 BTH SUPA projectors. I rebiult them and used them in my home cinema.

ODEONesque on July 25, 2013 at 10:01 am

As per usual listing status means nothing when money talks.

Ian on May 29, 2007 at 3:56 am

A couple more pictures taken just prior to demilition here:–

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ormus on January 10, 2006 at 1:02 pm

Ive been driving past this building for about 40 yrs now. Fantastic building. What a great shame its now just another mini housing project.
We simply cant demolish glorious buildings like this, time and time again.
Salford council should resign, en mass.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 11, 2005 at 10:09 am

According to the developers, this building had ‘little architectural merit’! I wonder if future generations will say the same about what has been built on the site!

This is what was lost…..

….and that’s just the outside!

May all concerned in this wanton destruction of our Heritage, hang their heads in shame.

adtv on September 19, 2004 at 3:26 pm

I dont have any unfortunately.


brianw on September 19, 2004 at 2:46 pm

Hi Andy
If Possible could you email me any photo’s of the insibe of the cinema looking from the stage area to the projection room and inside the projection room
many thanks. Brian.

rjcarr on September 17, 2004 at 3:14 pm

sorry you could`nt save the ambassador.
what chance have nobodies got when contractors and councellers
are in the same bed?????

adtv on June 10, 2004 at 3:12 pm

Hi Cath
Email me at and i will give you my number.


cathc on June 10, 2004 at 2:13 pm

Hi Andy,
Sorry but I mislaid your phone number.
I still have my 15 minute Video of the intact interior of The Ambassador Cinema.
Cath Connett

cath1 on April 25, 2004 at 5:18 am

Hi Andy,
Thanks, I’ll be in touch soon.

adtv on April 24, 2004 at 5:50 am

Hi Cath
I have emailed you with my details, i can copy it for you as i work for an audio visual hire company.
As always in these matters money always clouds the judgements of heritage matters.

cath1 on April 24, 2004 at 5:33 am

Hi Andy, of course you can see the video. It is all that is left of our beautiful Ambassador! Please email me on and we can arrange for you to see it sometime. Do you know anyone who could copy the video for us?
Regards Cath
PS By the way we were in touch with John from The Plaza in the early days of our campaign and he gave us lots of advice. Alas, money won the day.

adtv on April 23, 2004 at 2:18 am

Hi Cath
I arrived on the scene a bit late, i wish i knew earlier what you were all up to, i would have supported you all as much as i could. I only learnt of the Ambassador whilst talking to an elderly gentleman at work. He knew i was active at the Plaza Stockport and mentioned the closed Ambassador. Having visited the site i was hooked and having found it on Cinema treasures the bug took over. Im 33yrs old but feel like i was around during the 30’s. Do you still have a copy of your video? I would love to see it. You really deserve credit for all your efforts! Regards Andy

cath1 on April 22, 2004 at 2:01 pm

Hi, I’m Cath. They never had any intention of retaining the facade, nor of incorporating any of the details into the forthcoming flats – will throw up the new boxy flats as cheaply as possible of course without any respect or honour for the landmark which belonged to the remarkable people of Salford. When demolition first began, Mary and I tied ourselves to the railings with scarves, we decorated the railings with flowers and ribbons and posters ‘We love the Ambassador’ etc. It failed to melt the hard hearts of the hard hatted men who serve the moneyed men in suits. And very little of what we have done and tried to do has actually found its way into the media! We all know why. However, my scathing letter did appear in Manchester Evening News Postbag Friday 16.4.04.
Our old Homestead website had to close cos we ran out of money to keep it running. There is another website – which people may wish to use (until a benefactor can help us put the homestead one back on the airwaves)
Two years ago we filmed a video of the interior of The Ambassador during a ‘site meeting’ of local bods and councillors. Yes we tried to bring our plight to the attention of everyone and anyone. Sorry though we failed. Met some terrific people though during the course of our campaign and I wish to pay tribute to the late Roy Pattison, to Mary Ferrer, Steve Lynch, Peter Blance, Eddie Rhead, Tim Thurston, Marjorie Ballantyne, Shelagh Delaney and many others. Big raspberries to those living immediately next to the Ambassador for undermining their efforts – one wonders why they chose to live next to a public venue then want it flattened – bit like living next to a church and complaining about the church bells ringing. Oh, well done Stockport Plaza – terrific place and terrific organisation. Shame we didn’t manage to keep the Ambassador in a similar way. Bye for now.
Cath x

adtv on April 19, 2004 at 5:33 am

1.30pm Langworthy Rd Salford
Ambassador finally laid to rest.
I shall miss visiting it.
Two pictures available from todays visit.

adtv on April 15, 2004 at 6:42 am

One partially demolished single tower is all that stands today.
2pm Uk time 15th April 2004
Pictures available if interested.

adtv on April 13, 2004 at 6:13 am

Still the same today 2pm uk time. I think they may start again tomorrow.

adtv on April 8, 2004 at 7:04 am

New site name for 7th april piccy's

adtv on April 8, 2004 at 7:01 am

2pm Uk time Langworthy rd Salford, not much change since yesterday, the team are busy removing debris which has been knocked down yesterday. I’ll be back on Monday to check their progress.

adtv on April 7, 2004 at 6:21 am

Hi Folks

Just back from Langworthy rd, i have more pictures for you.
Theres quite a lot more to do yet, they seem to knock a bit down then clear the debris. So i will keep you up to date as i get pictures. I estimate that it will be completely demolished maybe tuesday. Unless the team work bank holiday!


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adtv on April 6, 2004 at 5:59 am

Hello again
Just been to the site again, no change to the building, the demolition team have been clearing the debris and i think rain stopped play! Or there having a long tea break.
I’ll have another look tommorrow.

adtv on April 6, 2004 at 2:37 am

Hi Folks

I have now put some piccys on these sites:
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adtv on April 5, 2004 at 7:46 am

I can’t add any piccys yet as the upload is offline appparently.
As soon is its up and running i will post them. Meanwhile i have forty pictures from todays outing.(Lunchtime from work nearby)
Regards Folks

adtv on April 5, 2004 at 7:29 am

Pictures on the way Woody