Granada Cinema

520 East Prescot Road,
Liverpool, L14

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Previously operated by: Associated British Cinemas Ltd.

Architects: Arthur Ernest Shennan

Functions: Retail

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Granada Cinema Theatre

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Granada Cinema

Located in the Dovecot district east of Liverpool. The Granada Cinema Theatre was opened on 24th December 1932 with “The Rosery”. Designed in an Art Deco style by Liverpool based architect Ernest Shennan, it had seating provided for 1,201 in the stalls and 593 in the circle. The proscenium was 50 feet wide, and the stage 12 feet deep.

The Granada Cinema was taken over by Associated British Cinemas(ABC) in 1935. ABC closed the Granada Cinema on 30th September 1961 with Clint Walker in “Gold of the Seven Saints” and “White Warrior”.

It was converted into an Alpha Bingo Club. Later operated as a Mecca Bingo Club, which closed in 1994 when they moved into a purpose built bingo club building further along East Prescot Road.

The Granada Cinema building has operated on an on/off basis as a community centre, a function room and indoor golf course. By 2021 it was operating as a dairy store in the front of the building and a carpet store in the auditorium.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 2 comments)

Biffaskin on December 30, 2020 at 8:21 am

Photographs show initially opened as an Alpha Bingo Club, prior to being the Granada/Mecca.

rivest266 on June 19, 2021 at 2:36 pm

Grand opening ad posted. It’s now a dairy store in front and a carpet store in the back since the Googlemobile passed it by in 2018.

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