Woolton Picture House to close

posted by techhelp on August 8, 2006 at 7:22 am

WOOLTON VILLAGE, ENGLAND — Due to the death of its owner David Wood, The Woolton Picture House will close on September 3rd, 2006.

The picture house opened on Boxing Day 1927, originally with 700+ seats. Now they have 256 seats but it’s still a single screen. It was Merseyside’s last remaining independent cinema.

Comments (4)

Philip on August 15, 2006 at 4:48 pm

The opening date of the Woolton on Boxing Day 1927 was just a guess.
It might not have opened until March 1928.
It was also said by the same person (I think) that David Wood’s grandfather (J F Wood) opened the Bedford in Walton on Boxing Day, 1908. That, too, is wrong. Both the Bedford and the Kensington Picturedrome in Liverpool opened at the same time. The plans of both purpose-built cinemas were approved in August 1910. The Kensington opened on Boxing Day, 1910, but unfortunately the day the Bedford opened wasn’t recorded.

techhelp on September 5, 2006 at 10:40 am

woolton cinema now closed sunday 3 sep 2006
last film pirates of the carribbean dead mans chest

salimg on September 19, 2006 at 2:44 pm

We are a dedicated team who have put together a campaign to save Woolton Cinema. We already have masses of local support and have publicised our campaign on local television, radio and in the papers. We have been pledged donations and collected hundreds of signatures.
We held a public meeting last night, a local councillor was there to speak in support of us, and we were overwhelmed by support.
Anyone out there who wishes to support us in any way shape or form can contact the main organisers Glen and Sally at our email addresses: or
This cinema is so special to the residents of Woolton and Liverpool as a whole. And don’t forget – John Lennon used to go there!
I love this site and would welcome correspondence and dialogue with others who have run similar campaigns.
Thanks. Sally

salimg on October 10, 2006 at 9:22 am


We now have a website up and running and hope people will visit it and correspond with us if they wish.


Sally Morrison-Griffiths & Glen Simpson
Save Woolton Cinema Campaign

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