Adelphi Cinema

112 Kenyon Lane,
Manchester, M40 9DH

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Previously operated by: H.D. Moorhouse Circuit

Architects: Herbert Aloysius Yearsley

Styles: Art Deco

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Adelphi Cinema

Located in the north-east Manchester suburb of Moston. Built on the site of the Empress Picture House, which was basically a tin hut that had opened as a cinema in 1914 with seating provided for 700. The Adelphi Cinema was built and opened by the H.D. Moorhouse chain in November 1937 with Anton Walbrook in “Michael Strogoff”.

Seating was provided for 1,312 in a stadium plan, with a raised stepped section at the rear.

The Adelphi Cinema was closed in 1962 with a double bill programme “Winchester 73” and “Sword of Ali Baba”. It was converted into a bingo club. This was later closed and the empty building was partially damaged by a fire.

It was taken over by a family operated firm as a hardware store, which operated from the building as Deanway Hardware until the late-2010’s. It was demolished in summer of 2023.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

johncas on July 23, 2014 at 2:09 pm

The outside of the cinema looks the same as the Leicester Colosseum

Jake Bottero
Jake Bottero on February 24, 2022 at 5:59 am

Boarded up, no longer functioning as anything.

moondoglovesyou on August 17, 2023 at 1:21 pm

Sadly now has been demolished

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