Leeds Cannon Demolition Begins

posted by Ross Melnick on February 3, 2006 at 7:16 am

The following was sent in by Ian Grundy:

“Demolition of the former Leeds Cannon triple is now underway, as the picture taken yesterday (Wednesday 1st February) shows.

The cinema opened as the Ritz in November 1934, designed by the ABC house architect W. R. Glen with 1,950 seats. It was renamed ABC in 1959 and closed in 1969 for an expensive twinning with the circle extended forward. ABC2, in the former stalls, closed in 1974 to be split in two giving a three screen cinema with Screen 1 670 seats, screen 2 474 seats and screen 3 236 seats.

All three closed in 2000 and have been unused since. The cinema was aslso called MGM towards the end."

Comments (3)

woody on February 3, 2006 at 9:37 am

heres a link to a 1970’s view of the cinema
View link

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 3, 2006 at 11:38 am

More details and another photo here:

adtv on February 15, 2006 at 4:55 am

can anyone send me any pictures of the demolition..

Many thanks ( I did the Ambassador photo’s)

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