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!
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.
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