Alhambra Theatre

7 North Street,
Nelson, BB9 7NF

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Previous Names: Alhambra Picture Palace

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Alhambra Theatre

Located in the centre of Nelson, Lancashire. The Alhambra Picture Palace was opened prior to 1934. By 1937, it had been re-named Alhambra Theatre. The proscenium was 20 feet wide and the stage was 14 feet deep. There were five dressing rooms.

The Alhambra Theatre was closed on 5th May 1957.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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HJHill on October 18, 2014 at 8:48 am

Mercia Cinema Society’s “Chronicles of Pendle’s Picture Palaces” gives the last show as 5 May 1957; showing Burt Lancaster in ‘Ten Tall Men’. The article has: “The Alhambra seated 600 at the time of closure. The bath was still there under the wooden floor. It … became a leather goods works.”

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