Lido Cinema

33-35 Belmont Road,
Liverpool, L6 5BJ

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Previously operated by: Associated British Cinemas Ltd.

Architects: Captain Fred Campbell

Firms: Campbell & Fairhurst

Functions: Retail

Styles: Tudor Revival

Previous Names: Belmont Road Picture House

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Lido Cinema

Located in the north Liverpool district of Anfield. The Belmont Road Picture House was opened on 17th January 1914. The facade had a Tudor style feature centrally placed over the entrance. Seating was provided for 780 on a stadium plan, with a raised section at the rear, rather than an overhanging balcony.

In 1931, the Belmont Road Picture House was leased to the Associated British Cinemas(ABC) chain. They operated it until 20th November 1937. It was taken over by an independent operator, and was closed for a refurbishment, which included increasing the seating capacity to 800.

It re-opened as the Lido Cinema on 24th January 1938 with Sonja Henie in “One in a Million”. The Lido Cinema was closed on 6th June 1959 with William Holden in “Streets of Laredo” and “The Buckskin Lady”.

In 1960, a new facade was added and it re-opened as a theatre & cabaret club named the Wookey Hollow. This was closed in 1982 when it was damaged by a fire. Repairs were carried out, and it re-opened as a fun bar/nightclub, again known as the Wookey Hollow. It operated into the early-1990’s, but has since closed. A kitchen fittings centre now operates in the much altered building.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on May 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm

The original facade was still basically intact in 1982.

Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on May 18, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Do links work?

Zapel on July 13, 2015 at 1:01 am

The information provided here is not correct, in 1960 the Lido cinema was owned by Epsteins and was the service department for Nems Ltd.

Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on January 19, 2016 at 12:07 am

Belmont Road Picture House / Lido Cinema, Belmont Road, Liverpool 6. Opened 1914. Architects: Campbell & Fairhurst. Closed 1959. TV repairs warehouse (NEMS). Wooky Hollow, etc. The building has been altered & rebuilt so much it is now unrecognisable as a former cinema. Presently selling kitchen appliances.

rivest266 on June 20, 2021 at 5:42 am

Grand opening ad posted.

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