New Plaza Cinema

511 Bury New Road,
Prestwich, M25 3AJ

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Previously operated by: Jackson & Newport Ltd., Jacksons' Amusements, Ltd.

Firms: Charles Swain & Partners

Functions: Pool Hall

Previous Names: Prestwich Picturedrome

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Located in Prestwich to the north of Manchester. The Prestwich Picturedrome was opened on 7th September 1913. By 1927 it was operated by Jacksons' Amusements, Ltd. Around 1930 it was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system. It was listed as (Closed) in 1944.

But it had had re-opened later that year as the New Plaza Cinema, operated by Jackson & Newport Ltd. chain. By 1957 it had been equipped with CinemaScope and had a 29ft wide proscenium. In later years it was taken over by independent operators and was still open in 1966. It had closed by 1980. Last used as a pool hall which had closed by August 2021 when the vacant building was ‘For Sale’.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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prestwichsloopy on November 13, 2022 at 5:43 pm

Hi, the photo is of what was the old Town hall of Prestwich and later Luptons toy shop. The Picturedrome stood at what is now apartments opposite Prestwich Church Institute. google map:’s Theatre.5299331,-2.2827393,19z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x487bafefc20b2bd3:0x551e2ed8f7659c72!2sThe+Coppice,+Prestwich,+Manchester+M25+1ED!3b1!8m2!3d53.5300713!4d-2.2836069!3m4!1s0x487bafe597c160e9:0xd6fc5bc9b77435e9!8m2!3d53.5299323!4d-2.2821908

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