Reo Cinema

Longmoor Lane,
Liverpool, L10

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Previously operated by: Associated British Cinemas Ltd.

Architects: Lionel A.G. Prichard

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Reo Cinema Theatre

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Reo Cinema

Located on Longmoor Lane at the corner of Moss Pits Lane in Fazakerley, a district to the northeast of Liverpool. The Reo Cinema Theatre was opened on 1st April 1933 with George Clarke in “Where’s George?” and Ginger Rogers in “The 13th Guest”. Film comedian George Clarke appeared at the opening ‘in person’. The cinema was built for an independent operator, but was taken over by the Associated British Cinemas(ABC) chain from 27th July 1936.

The red-brick building had the auditorium running parallel to Longmoor Lane. The entrance on the right-hand side, had a arched feature in white stonework, containing an Art Deco design and the name REO in the stonework. Seating was provided for 1,120 in the stalls and 388 in the circle. The proscenium was almost 50 feet wide. Illumination was via a Holophane lighting system. There was a café & lounge for the convenience of patrons, and also a large waiting area. The cinema had a free car park.

ABC closed the Reo Cinema on 14th January 1961 with Kenneth Connor in “Watch Your Stern” and “Clue of the Twisted Candle” starring Bernard Lee. The building lay derelict for many years, and was then taken over by Mecca Ltd, and refurbished into a Mecca Bingo Club. It was later closed, but re-opened after another refurbishment in the mid-1980’s. The Mecca Bingo Club finally closed in the autumn of 1998. The building was later demolished and housing was built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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rivest266 on June 21, 2021 at 5:50 am

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