Grand Cinema

Bridge Foot,
Warrington, WA1

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Previously operated by: Associated British Cinemas Ltd., W.J. Speakman Circuit

Previous Names: Grand Electric Theatre, New Grand Cinema, New Grand Super Cinema

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The Grand Cinema situated by the Wilderspool Railway Crossings. c1930.

The Grand Electric Theatre was opened in 1913. It was re-named New Grand Cinema from 13th November 1922. Taken over by the Associated British Cinemas(ABC) chain in December 1930, Western Electric sound equipment was installed and it was re-named New Grand Super Cinema.

ABC sold the cinema to a group of local businessmen in 1940 and was renamed Grand Cinema. By 1944 it was operated by the W.J. Speakman Circuit. It was closed in March 1952 when the final film was “Fury of the Congo” starring Johnny Weissmuller. It was demolished to widen the road and the bridge.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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