Palace Cinema

Rhyddings Street ,
Oswaldtwistle, BB5

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Architects: Thomas Ashworth, T.H. Deurden, E. Harrison, T. Harrison

Previous Names: Palace Theatre Cinematograph Hall, Palace Picture House

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Located in Oswaldtwistle, to the south of Accrington, Lancashire. The Palace Theatre Cinematograph Hall was opened in December 1910. It was designed by architect T.H. Duerden. Around 1914 some alterations were carried out and it was re-named Palace Picture House with 590 seats. It had a 27 feet wide proscenium and a small stage.

In 1931 alterations were carried out to the plans of architect Thomas Ashworth. It had been equipped with a British Talking Pictures(BTP) sound system. By 1934 it had been re-named Palace Cinema.

Further alterations were carried out in 1946 to the plans of architect T. & E. Harrison. The Palace Cinema was closed around 1957. In the 1960’s it was converted into a bingo club.

By the 1990’s it had been demolished and housing had been built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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