Kings Cinema

1 Kingsway,
Rochdale, OL16 5HN

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Previously operated by: Brennan's Cinemas Ltd.

Architects: Francis Edison Drury, Joseph G. Gomersall

Firms: Drury & Gomersall

Previous Names: New Kings Cinema

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Kings Cinema

Located in the Lower Place district to the south of Rochdale. The Kings Cinema was opened in 1922 and had a 32 feet wide proscenium. Around 1929 it was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system. In June 1938 it was refused a Cinematograph Licence and it was taken over by the James Brennan circuit and was rebuilt to the plans of architectural firm Drury & Gomersall, reopening in February 1939 as the New Kings Cinema. The Kings Cinema was closed in 1969.

It then became an Asian social centre. In 1972 it was converted into a bingo club. In 1987, some modernisation took place and it was given a new fa├žade and entrance foyer. It closed as a bingo club around 2013.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Biffaskin
Biffaskin on December 19, 2023 at 6:28 am

The cinema’s License was refused for renewal in June, 1938. It was then sold to Brennan’s Cinema circuit.

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