Festival Hall

Talbot Road,
Alderley Edge, SK9 7HR

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Previously operated by: Marks Circuit Cinemas

Architects: Joseph G. Gomersall

Firms: Belshaw & Gomersall

Functions: Community Arts Center, Medical Center

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Assembly Rooms, Regal Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 440162.558.2150

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Regal, Alderley Edge

Located in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, to the south of Wilmslow. The Assembly Rooms was built and opened in 1927. It was a project of H. Brooks of the Carlton Cinema, Stockport to accommodate the new Alderley Edge Music Festival which was started by Philip Godlee who lived nearby at The Meadows, Riley Lane. It was equipped with a Compton 3 manual 11 ranks organ with had an illuminated console. By 1944, it was part of the Marks Circuit Cinemas. It was soon after operated by Cowley Entertainments Ltd. of Swadlincote. It was closed in the early-1960’s.

Now operating as the Festival Hall, a community arts centre using the auditorium which is entered down the right-hand side of the building. The front of the building and original entrance are used as a medical centre.

Contributed by Shaun Green

Recent comments (view all 2 comments)

DavidSimpson on November 9, 2018 at 8:43 am

Just to clarify: The Alderley Edge Medical Centre occupies the front of the building, while the Festival Hall is housed in the former cinema auditorium, with access from the right hand side.

Biffaskin on December 19, 2023 at 1:49 am

The Festival Hall also had a Compton 3 Manual/11Rank organ installed, it had an illuminated console. Contractor for the installation was P. Hamer Ltd. of Swinton.

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