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.