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sptcrl commented about Birkdale Picture Palace on Jun 12, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Hi YellowBeetle, I worked in Globe House for 16 of the past 26 years. During my time there I talked to the older locals, who told me that the cinema closed its doors in 1929, it then played a part in the war as a munitions store, became a warehouse for White Hudsons toffee, then a cycle store in the late 70s before becoming the home of the Kentucky Derby from 1984-2012. I can’t wait to have a look round once renovations are complete… (BTW the ghost of the old projectionist is quite friendly ;–))