A Majestic Plan for Ashton’s Iconic Cinema Building

Graphic designer aims to turn Ashton landmark into live performance venue and cinema

Closed Metro cinema, Delamere Street/Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne
Majestic by name, majestic by nature: the cinema in its closed state in February 2013. Photographed by yours truly with a Kodak Retinette camera using Ilford XP2 ISO 400 film.

The Majestic Picture House building is an iconic landmark for Tameside film lovers. Since its opening in 1920, it later became the Gaumont, then the ODEON, and latterly the Metro cinema. The cinema closed in September 2003, a month after the closure of Stalybridge’s Palace cinema. Its amusement arcade closed in 2011. This week, musician and graphic designer, Matthew Gough aims to reopen the building. Continue reading “A Majestic Plan for Ashton’s Iconic Cinema Building”