Lost Cinemas of Greater Manchester: The Not So Perfect Ten

Forgotten flea pits, lost Empires and expired Essolodoes

Tameside Hippodrome, 29 March 2008: Last Night
Tameside Hippodrome, formerly the Empire and ABC Empire before becoming Tameside Theatre in 1975. In its recently renamed guise, it closed on the 31 March 2008. At present, remedial work is under way to ensure its reopening this spring.

Elsewhere on the blog and Stalybridge Town’s Facebook page, there has been much talk about restoring cinematic entertainment in Stalybridge. Today, only a minority of cinemas are situated in pre-1980s purpose built facilities thanks to the multiplex’s popularity. In Greater Manchester, the Regent in Marple is alone in that category. Continue reading “Lost Cinemas of Greater Manchester: The Not So Perfect Ten”

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