Palace Cinema

51 Market Street,
Hindley, WN2 3AE

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Previously operated by: Wigan Entertainments Co. Ltd.

Functions: Café, Dance Studio

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Palace Cinema

Located in Hindley, to the east of Wigan, Lancashire, at the corner of Market Street & Pennington Street. The Palace Cinema was opened prior to 1918. By 1937 it was operated by Wigan Entertainments Co. Ltd.

The Palace Cinema was closed in 1960. In 2009, it was in use as Wigan & Ashton Gymnastics Club. A deli bar opened in the former retail unit in 2013. By 2020 the gymnasium had become a dance studio.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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lizzy1960 on October 9, 2013 at 2:20 am

Hi i have opened a deli bar which is part of the palace theatre can anyone help or advise me how i can get this picture to put on my wall. thanks

UKmender on December 10, 2020 at 5:17 am


Around 2000, this former cinema was converted into T J’s Gym. The facade remained the original white but the wrought-iron work and marquee had long been removed. It was looking decidedly run down. The only sign of the original name, at this time, was the name of the newsagents to the right of the entrance. ‘Palace News.’ In 2008, the facade was scaffolded (see photos) and given a much needed refurbishment. Repainted in magnolia, it became ‘The Wigan & Ashton Gymnastics Club,’ In 2015 it was repainted, yet again, in a khaki colour, and shortly afterwards became a dance school. ‘The Hurst Dance Studio.’ The newsagents became a fireworks shop, called ‘Palace Fireworks,’aka ‘A&S Fireworks.’

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