Liscard Palace Cinema

53 Seaview Road,
Wallasey, CH45 4QW

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Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Liscard Electric Palace

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Liscard Palace Cinema

Opened in 1911 as the Liscard Electric Palace in Seaview Road, Wallasey, proved to be one of the area’s finest and most popular venues for film entertainment.

The cinema continued to draw crowds right into the 1950’s when it given as new modern facade. As with most UK cinemas, it eventually fell victim to the falling number of cinema-goers.

The Liscard Palace Cinema eventually closed in June of 1959. The building later became a supermarket (Lennons) and then a shoe shop (Shoemarket), which remains to this date.

The Liscard Palace Cinema was a short walk along Seaview Road from the Capitol, Wallasey’s ABC cinema.

Contributed by Ross Campbell

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

Diosma on January 18, 2010 at 2:38 am

No – it’s the former Apollo 6 (formerly Gaumont Palace theatre), also in Wallasey. It’s now a block of flats.

So sad…..

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 18, 2010 at 3:41 am

No!, Looking at other photos in the set and comparing them to interior photographs in the book ‘The Silver Screens of Wirrel’ by Clive Garner, it is the former Capitol Cinema/ABC Wallasey. The former Gaumont Palace/Apollo 6 never had a balcony, it was a stadium plan cinema.

Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on August 2, 2010 at 7:27 am

The Gaumont Palace (Egremont) was built so low because of ancient “Rights to Light”.

Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on August 2, 2010 at 7:43 am

Photo of Liscard Palace.
The front was rebuilt just after WW2:
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huytonian on February 7, 2018 at 4:42 am

Ken, Ken, You are wrong, it IS the Liscard Electric Palace, built c 1911, and re-fronted in very early 1950’s, as the original frontage would have appeared so very old-fashioned by then (loads of ornate fibrous plasterwork etc ) Go to a fabulous site : There you will find ORIGINAL frontage and interior, plus excellent info on all the Wallasey cinemas. The Capitol stood at what is effectively the epicentre of Wallasey, and the shops surrounding it still stand. Terry Dixon.

huytonian on February 7, 2018 at 4:46 am

Ken, I meant epicentre of LISCARD, Wallasey.

Andyfaz on April 1, 2018 at 1:01 am

Added 3 pics of original 1915 advertising posters showing the original frontage.

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