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Thread: Commodore Cinema, Bankhall, Liverpool

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    Arrow Commodore Cinema, Bankhall, Liverpool

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    This imposing building was built in 1930, with 2000 seats. With the largest screen in Lancashire at 34 x 22 feet and a 54 foot wide proscenium, it was truly one of the 'super cinemas'. Taken over by ABC a year later, it lasted until November 1968.

    Almost at the end of its voyage as a cinema in 1967

    Interior as built

    Re-opened as a Mecca Bingo Club, this ended in January 1982, following which, it was a funeral directors, car parts shop and a market, before becoming a self storage facility.
    The interior has been gutted and replaced by floors of units, but the projection suite survives, although the stairs have been bricked up.
    I managed to access it and get some pics and stand in the same place that I did as a child of 12, when I was shown the projection room.

    Present day

    Facade detailing

    Screen curtain control

    Projection port view, over the storage units

    4 colour stage footlights dimmer controls

    Dimmer resistances other side of wall

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    Good work on getting into the interesting bits. l always wondered what they'd done to the inside since the re-development!

    Here's a "before" pic of shot 3...


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