Greenhill Cinema

382 Cheetham Hill Road,
Manchester, M8 9LS

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Previously operated by: Union Cinema Co. Ltd.

Architects: John Knight

Functions: Supermarket

Styles: Neo-Classical

Previous Names: Premier Picture Hall

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Greenhill Cinema

The Premier Picture Hall was opened by 1913 when additions to an existing cinema were carried out to the plans of architect John Knight. It was operated by Circuit Cinemas Ltd., and in 1925, they built and operated the new, much larger Premier Cinema (later ABC) across the road has its own page on Cinema Treasures. The Premier Picture Hall was then re-named Greenhill Cinema (after nearby Greenhill Road).

The Greenhill Cinema was taken over by the Union Cinemas chain in the early-1930’s, and by 1937, it was operated by an independent.

The Greenhill Cinema was closed on 19th May 1962 with Gregory Peck in "The Guns of Navarone". It was converted into a bingo club, which operated for many years. Since that closed, the building has become a supermarket, named Manchester Super Store.

The building next door which has the fa├žade flanked by a tower on each side (also operated by Manchester Super Store) was never a cinema. It was a Temperance Billiard Hall designed by architect Norman Evans around 1906.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 16, 2010 at 3:37 pm

A vintage photograph from 1950, of the auditorium of the Premier/Greenhill Cinema:
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Another 1950 auditorium view:
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The Greenhill Cinema building, photographed in January 2008:
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Photographed in August 2009:
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A photograph of the adjacent building (not a cinema, possibly built as a snooker hall):

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 17, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Great film to go out on.

durhamdown on April 13, 2016 at 3:13 pm

The building next door was a Temperance Billiard Hall, opened c.1906 and one of about 17 designed by Norman Evans.

durhamdown on April 14, 2016 at 1:28 am

It was actually opened pre-1920. It is shown on the OS revision of 1915 as Picture Theatre, and is included in Slater’s 1917 Directory as ‘Premier Picture Hall (Premier Pictures Ltd)’.

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