Oxford Cinema

Waterloo Road and Whitegate Drive,
Blackpool, FY4 3AA

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Previously operated by: J.F. Emery Circuit

Architects: Halstead Best

Styles: Art Deco

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Located in the Blackpool suburb of Marton. The Oxford Cinema was opened on 17th June 1938. It was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system. From 1948 until 1957 the Oxford Cinema was operated by the J.F. Emery Circuit.

The Oxford Cinema was closed on 22nd October 1960 with Steve Reeves in “Hercules Unchained”. By September 1962 it had become a car showroom, which operated until 1989. By 1994 the auditorium had become derelict and it was demolished. The front of the building became an auto workshop. It was demolished and an Aldi supermarket has been built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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