The Theatre changed it’s name to Park Palace in 1914. Log in to Facebook to start sharing and connecting with your friends, family and people you know. The building was large and imposing offering a great source of entertainment to the population of South Liverpool. The ‘Jamie’ as it was know locally closed on 5th March 1960 with a double feature, The Mating Game starring Debbie Reynolds and Tony Randall.
The auditorium was wide with a seating capacity of 1,500 stalls and balcony. “My Grandmother born in 1875 went to the Park Palace, she used to describe what it was like inside and told me a story I’ve never forgot”. The photographs captured some of the many schools in the Dingle. A purpose built, stadium type cinema and similar to Kensington Picturdrome had seating capacity for an audience of 870.
You could go to the cinema for halfpenny, we’d get a half packet of broken biscuits and stale cake for us to share, we had no bananas because the war was on”. 21 Pins. It became a GB cinema in March 1928.
Since The new Gaumont opened 29th March 1937, situated at the corner of Park Road and Dingle Lane. flexible offerings for business.
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The Manager said we could stay at the cinema until the all clear was sounded, but my Mum was worried my Dad would be looking for us so we started to (...Read full memory). On the 9th June ‘talkies’ arrived with Gloria Swanson in The Trespasser, which at most cinemas ended live entertainment. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Terms & Conditions of Use The decor had warm tones of amber, with designs finished in silver, gold and greens. The cinema closed on 11th March 1959 with the programme, The Young Guns, starring Russ Tamblyn and Hold Back The Night, starring John Payne and Mona Freeman.
The UK’s leading publisher of local photographs since 1860, Coronavirus: The cinema was situated at the corner of Beresford Road and Park Road. Originally built as a music hall which was erected on the site of an old coach works which opened 11th December 1894, with a variety of performances 7pm and 9pm.
From the 1940’s – 1965 performances were continuous throughout the day and changed after this due to the decline in attendances. It had two entrances one at the side for the stalls, the cheaper seats and another at front of house for the gallery, the more expensive.
Artists including George Formby senior entertained here. We lived in Mill Street in the Dingle and I remember one night my Mum took me and my younger sister to the Mayfair cinema, we saw the picture and as it was ending the Sirens went. It also had Westinghouse rectifiers that eliminated the use of noisy motors and also refreshed and changed the air every 10 minutes. Change ), Peter Grant – Journalist, Broadcaster – Film Critic. With seating for 850 patrons it was stated in the Kineatograph and Lantern Weekly on 30th January 1913 that the cinema was popular just 5 weeks after opening. to help give you the best experience we can. On opening day following the National Anthem the audience was treated to a colour cartoon, Birds of Love, then Ravenous Roger and Vocalising, a comedy followed by the GB News. Liverpool Town Liverpool History Being In The World Southport Travel Memories Historical Pictures The Good Old Days City Life Great Britain. With the successful application for a live entertainment in 1927 the Picturedrome became a lively place to visit. The manager of the Gaumont used to hit you with a rubber truncheon to keep the kids in order, “I liked James Cagney, a good all-rounder, he could sing, dance and act.
The building was large and imposing offering a great source of entertainment to the population of South Liverpool.
I had a bet with my wife one time and I won so she had to pay for us to go the Gaumont and she’s never forgiven me” (Townsend lane). and the surrounding area. The first cinematograph license was granted on 6th March 1914. The building remains unused.
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With thanks to Ruth Strong for this memory, As an on-line business operating in a rural area. The Rialto was running programmes of first or second runs in Liverpool of their release films and soon after they appeared on the Beresford for 6 or 7 days run. The programme was Great Pictures and Class Vaudeville.
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The life span of this cinema was short lived as was that of the Sefton Park Picturdrome because no sound equipment was installed and so closed in 1929 around the time of the talkies with the building being demolished in 1935. The building was later demolished due to new road works.
With new interest in the 1980’s the doors opened again for special performance with the famous blind organist, Billy Ellis and Ray Curtis playing the Wurlitzer.
It had seating for 960 patrons stalls and gallery, however the original seating capacity was 1,100.
When Tricia Porter moved to the notorious Liverpool 8 area in 1974, she was warned to carry a cosh – but emerged with a vivid portrait of a tight-knit community, Liverpool - Park Hill Road and Mill Street, 1960s by ronramstew, via Flickr, the old fire station on speke road Garston liverpool, Pineapple pub,Park Rd, Liverpool Barbershop Harmony Club used to practice here.
Historic Maps of Dingle and the local area.
The projection room had two GB machines and was the first in Liverpool to install the Western Electric Mirrophonic sound system. Sorry, we have no old photos of Dingle available currently. The auditorium was wide with a seating capacity of 1,500 stalls and balcony. The building was late nineteenth century (it was on the site of what is now Cain’s Brewery car park). Admission fees were 3d -9d with a daily matinee and continuous performance from 6.30pm. In 1860 Frith began supplying photos to retailers. Don't remember Wades though.
The cinema was erected on the site of the old Picturedrome after having closed it’s doors in 1931. Browse These pictures reveal the state of poverty endured by thousands of families as late as the 1970s in cities like London, Leeds, Newcastle, and Glasgow (pictured). . DINGLE Collection by Amy Ince. Church Street 1965.
Website hand-made by Frith, since 1998. those pioneering days we have evolved sophisticated and The Gaumont was forced to close on 17th September 1966 with Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.
A fairly large suburban cinema with seating for an audience of 1,047 of which 250 were in the balcony. on Dingle The family trips to the Beresford “in your Sunday best” when he was a young boy. The cinema was pleasantly decorated, the flooring foyer area was black and white tiles and the walls had a green tiled dado, while the upper part was panelled.
In front of the stage was an orchestra pit and also a Wurlitzer console, which remained in place up till the mid 80’s and the only one in Liverpool remaining in a cinema palace. It’s only now they’re gone you miss them”. Our despatch times are normal, but Royal Mail & Parcelforce delivery times are varying depending on location - some parcels arrive next day and others are taking a little longer.