Plaza Cinema

51 Whitton Street,
Northwich, CW9 5EA

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Previously operated by: Cheshire County Cinemas

Architects: Seager Owen, William Owen

Styles: Neo-Classical

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Plaza Cinema

Located in Northwich, Cheshire. The Plaza Cinema was opened by Cheshire County Cinemas Ltd. in December 1929. It was designed by local architects William & Seager Owen, and is a typical late-1920’s style cinema. There is a particulary good ornamentation of two cherubs supporting an early film camera which are set into an arch over the main entrance.

The Plaza Cinema was converted into a bingo club in the early-1960’s and remained in that use until closing in March 2011.

Since October 2000, the Plaza Cinema has been designated a Grade II Listed building by English Heritage.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 5, 2010 at 3:39 pm

The Plaza as a bingo club in 1980:
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Auditorium in 1980;
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DavidSimpson on December 3, 2013 at 8:32 am

My scanned photographs were taken in December 1998.

Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on October 31, 2023 at 9:24 am

Cheshire County Cinemas was formed in March 1922, and their prospectus mentions this site in Witton(sic) Street, along with the architects who designed the cinema. 7 years seems a very long time to open what would have been their (C.C.C.) first purpose-built cinema.

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