Grand Theatre

919 Stockport Road,
Manchester, M19

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Previously operated by: Snape & Ward Circuit

Styles: Colonial Revival

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Grand Theatre

Located on Stockport Road, opposite Alma Road. The Grand Theatre opened as a purpose-built cinema in 1913. It had an attractive facade, with a columned verandah above the entrance, and a pediment on top, which originally carried the ‘Grand’ name. By 1937, it was operated by the independent Trevelyan Cinemas. In the early-1950’s it became part of the Snape Cinemas chain.

The Grand Theatre was closed on 2nd February 1957 with James Mason in “The Desert Fox” and Richard Widmark in “Don’t Bother to Knock”. In 1958, it was converted into St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. It later became a bedding and furniture store, then by the 1970’s an antique store. It was demolished in February 2004, and the site remained an empty plot in December 2007.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 2 comments)

woody on August 24, 2010 at 11:24 pm

almost nothing remained of the interior by the time it was an antique market, the walls were very plain

Stephen Lynch
Stephen Lynch on July 6, 2019 at 10:56 pm

Still and empty and overgrown plot today 2019 shame they were in such a rush to demolish when they could have done something to retain the frontage. Typical

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