Unit Four Cinemas

436 Ormskirk Road,
Pemberton, WN5 9DF

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Previously operated by: Apollo Cinemas, Eagle Picturedromes Ltd., J.F. Emery Circuit, Unit Four Cinemas

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Royal Electric Theatre, Half-way House Cinema, Carlton Cinema

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Unit Four Cinemas

Located in Pemberton, near Wigan, Lancashire. The Royal Electric Theatre was near the half-way house on Ormskirk Road at the corner of Newland Avenue, and opened in around 1912/1913. It was later renamed Half-way House Cinema. In 1932 and 1933 it was operated by the J.F. Emery Circuit, and it had been re-named Carlton Cinema (listed as this by 1937 with a seating capacity for 689). In 1934 it was then operated by the independent Eagle Picturedromes Ltd. of Wigan.

The Carlton Cinema was closed around 1958/1959. It had been re-opened by the Apollo Leisure Group by 1980. Re-named the Unit Four Cinemas, with seating provided in its 3-screens for 99, 117 and 88. It closed in around July 1997, and by 2007 was operating as a Carpet Wizard carpet store. By 2009, it was Carpet Warehouse.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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