Old Manchester cinemas

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  1. ColinBellsjockstrap

    ColinBellsjockstrap

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    The Palace in Stalybridge
    Unit 4 in Rawtenstall
    The Theatre Royal in Hyde
    The Essoldo in Gorton
    The Temple in Cheetham
    The ABC in Ashton
    The Apollo in Ardwick
    The Cinephone in town...(Dirty mac required)
    The Empire in Bottom Mossley
    The Odeon in Bury

    Used to go to all of them.
     
  2. Linknow

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    My parents were living in a flat over the Palatine Cinema at the time I was born in 1953. We moved to Rusholme to a place more or less opposite the Rusholme Cinema - located on Wilmslow Road between Great Western St and Little Western St. As a boy I was a regular there and at the Trocadero. later we moved to Withington and the Scala was my local. The first film I remember seeing at the Rusholme was Seven brides for Seven brothers.
    Does anyone know what happened to the Rusholme cinema?
     
  3. kwik save then Asian supermarket I think
     
  4. paul

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    I remember the Rusholme cinema well. It had little cutouts of stars and planets at the back which I loved. It,like many of the things round there,was demolished and is now a petrol station,mini market. The Kwik Save/Asian market is nearly on the spot where the Trocadero was. By the way re.Rusholme cinema do you remember the little car showroom next to it. I have fond memories of the area.
     
  5. Dave Ewing's Back 'eader

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    It was called The Avenue. And there was The Empire on Factory Lane, The Essoldo in Collyhurst and The Fourways up Moston.
     
  6. Vic

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    ABC studios? Capitol cinema before.
     
  7. Vic

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    Pre Cornerhouse, I saw some weird films there. Bof! and Themroc as a double bill. Both ended up in a Channel 4 series of "Banned" films and I couldn't remember why. Bof! featured father and son sharing the same woman, and in Themroc they roasted and ate a policeman.
     
  8. manc73

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    That was my local too. First film I remember watching was Convoy. You used to get pre film films too. Also the classic and odeon in Bury.
     
  9. I got shot at from the crescent flats on my way home from there one film.....I was hiding behind cars and running to the next car until out of range
     
  10. always wondered what MIP market stood for
     

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