Palace Cinema

10 Kemble Street,
Prescot, L34 5SQ

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Previously operated by: J.F. Emery Circuit

Styles: Baroque

Previous Names: Picture Palace

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Palace Cinema

Located in Prescot, Lancashire, to the east of Liverpool. The Picture Palace was opened in 1912, a conversion of two 19th Century townhouses. By 1927 it had been re-named Palace Cinema. Around 1929 it was equipped with a British Talking Pictures(BTP) sound system. In 1932 & 1933 it was operated by the J.F. Emery Circuit.

The Palace Cinema was closed in 1957. In the early-1960’s it was converted into a bingo club. After that closed it became a furniture store and then went into other uses until it was purchased by a church in the late-1990’s.

In January 2016, the church were looking for smaller premises and the building was ‘For Sale’. In March 2016, it was taken off the market and the owners decided to renovate and re-open as a community theatre & cinema. This never happened and it was purchased by the council in 2021. In 2021 it was designated a Grade II Listed status by English Heritage.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 1 comments)

Carlbrad on March 23, 2016 at 10:36 am

Good news! The owners of the palace theatre are no longer selling and have decided to renovate the bui!ding and bring it back into use as a cinema and theatre..backed by massive community support and volunteers.

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