Birkdale Picture Palace

18 Mosley Street,
Southport, PR8 5ND

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sptcrl on June 12, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Hi YellowBeetle, I worked in Globe House for 16 of the past 26 years. During my time there I talked to the older locals, who told me that the cinema closed its doors in 1929, it then played a part in the war as a munitions store, became a warehouse for White Hudsons toffee, then a cycle store in the late 70s before becoming the home of the Kentucky Derby from 1984-2012. I can’t wait to have a look round once renovations are complete… (BTW the ghost of the old projectionist is quite friendly ;–))

smithdan78 on May 20, 2016 at 7:42 am

Can i have a look round if its possible/suitable to please? YellowBeetle

YellowBeetle on May 16, 2016 at 6:37 am

We own the old Birkdale Picture Palace, now known as Globe House. It has been in a poor state for a few years, it lay empty awaiting refurbishment. I am pleased to now report that works are ongoing and that many original features inside have been preserved. We believe that the building closed as a picture house in 1938 and it has been used by several businesses over the decades. Now it is getting a new lease of life as a photographic studio which will open it’s doors sometime this summer when works are completed.

madorganplayer on April 1, 2016 at 9:40 am

As of April 1st 2016,the building is still deteiorating but on the Gable end of a shop next door(on the corner)is the original advertising which has been revealed due to the removal of a long standing advertising hoarding.Look in the photos.