Who Remembers The Palace In Sandbach?

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The Palace Cinema was opened in June 1929, though it had been designed in a much earlier style. It was independently operated until the early-1960’s, when it became part of the Miles Jervis chain. It was closed in the late-1960’s and became a bingo club, which closed in 1984. It was demolished in late-1984. You may remember it on Congleton Road or even won a few lines & houses later in its life!

Palace cinema. Sandbach

Palace Cinema Demolition 1984

What was the last film you saw there?

Date opened: Thursday 27th June 1929.

Date Closed: January 1974.

Original owners: Sandbach and Winsford Cinemas Ltd/ John Beech and Richard Smith.

Architects: Alfred Price and Sons.

Contractors: P. McEllin and Sons from Audley.

Final films shown: “Gulliver’s Travels” and “Mr Hopitty Goes To Town”.

Seating Capacity: 600.

Demolished: 1984.

David A Ellis ©chestercinemas.co.uk

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