King's Cinema

Station Road,
Little Sutton, CH66

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Previously operated by: W.J. Speakman Circuit

Previous Names: King's Hall, New King's Picture House

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King's Cinema

Located in Little Sutton to the west of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. The King’s Hall was opened in the 1890’s. By 1913 it had been converted into the New King’s Picture House. It had a 6ft deep stage and two dressing rooms. It was equipped with a British Acoustic(BA) sound system in the early-1930’s. By 1934 it was owned by the General Theatre Corporation Ltd. (part of the Gaumont Theatres chain) and was leased out to D. Slater of New Brighton. Films were booked by W.J. Speakman of the Capitol Cinema, Liverpool. By 1937 it was owned by Hippodrome (Ellesmere Port) Ltd. By 1944 it was operated by the W.J. Speakman Circuit.

The building suffered damage from a fire in 1950. It was refurbished and re-opened as the King’s Cinema, now equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system.

The King’s Cinema was closed by 1961. The building was still standing in 1990.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 2 comments)

bilmac on March 7, 2015 at 9:48 pm

I was manager operator here circa 1958/59 Projectors were Westar ( Century) and sound was Westrex. I helped install cinemascope here which opened Doris Day in “Love Me or Leave Me.”

Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on October 27, 2019 at 5:32 pm

By 2007 there was a Veterinary’s on the site. A very odd looking building which possibly could be the part demolished cinema.

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