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Re: Cinemas [Re: Davey_Martin] #185857
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Originally Posted by Some dude talking about his experiences during the war
I lived in Thornton Street, Birkenhead and we were under the stairs when a ‘floating’ sea mine was dropped. It landed on the Avenue Picture House and destroyed not only the cinema but also a lot of the property around. In later years a pub called The Avenue was built on the site. A house, near The Avenue, was partly destroyed, and was being guarded by an armed soldier. When I looked, I could see a cupboard with it’s door blown off, at the top of the stairs, — exposed to view were pounds and pounds of sugar (obviously hoarded by the owner) hence the ‘guard’


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Re: Cinemas [Re: BMW Joe] #185882
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Good find Joe. How did these cinemas make a profit with all the compatition around.


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Re: Cinemas [Re: Waddi] #185896
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good fine joe

Re: Cinemas [Re: vw_kyle] #185902
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as promised, picures of the Apollo cimema, after closure but before demolition, taken by wikiwirral member "4737carlin"


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Re: Cinemas [Re: Waddi] #185921
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1313 Mockingbird Lane, I live ...
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1313 Mockingbird Lane, I live ...
used to go there all the time, i thought it was a great place, does ant one remember the phoenix cinema in wallasey village, used to be next to the farmers arms Pub opposite St Marys College... think


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the last time i went to the apollo was to see titanic lol

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I have posted about the phoenix here

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Re: Cinemas [Re: Waddi] #185958
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I miss the apollo 6 as it had 6 Screens laugh.. I went to watch Independence Day there as well as StarGate.. Its the only cinema i ever went to as the Nearest one then was the Odeon Liverpool as Brombourgh one was a Bitch to get to back then..


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The one at the Tunnel end of Conway Street was called The Classic in the 70s and 80s. Think the last film I saw there was Crocodile Dundee.

I also went to The Plaza just once that I can remember to see 101 Dalmations. Must've been around '69 or '70. It became a bingo hall later on. Used to see loads of women piling out of there and onto the bus at lunchtimes.

The ABC in Liscard used to have a Minors' Club on Saturday mornings in the 60s. It even had its own song. They used to show old b/w films such as Flash Gordon.

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Nice pics matey.
In your pic of the "Capitol" in Liscard, if you look at the to the right of the boarding up, there is a green door, used to be a night club years ago! Think if my drunken hazed memory is correct, was called Christies!!
Har a long flight of stairs just on the other side of the door, thrown down them many a time!!
Ahhh, the good old bad old times eh?
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Re: Cinemas [Re: hoseman] #191510
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I know its not a cinema but where was the Argyle Theatre in these pictures located on Argyle Road. It's a shame it was bombed looked a good place for shows.

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Re: Cinemas [Re: ghostly1] #191515
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Re: Cinemas [Re: Davey_Martin] #218425
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there was a cinema on old chester road in rock ferry was a tyre house until recent years . next to the old car auctions but been knocked down now.

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Originally Posted by hoseman
Nice pics matey.
In your pic of the "Capitol" in Liscard, if you look at the to the right of the boarding up, there is a green door, used to be a night club years ago! Think if my drunken hazed memory is correct, was called Christies!!
Har a long flight of stairs just on the other side of the door, thrown down them many a time!!
Ahhh, the good old bad old times eh?
doh

Quite correct hoseman it was christies and i too have experienced the forced stairs exit lol


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The appollo in Wallasey used to be known as the Unit Six before that it was the Unit Four and before that it was the Gaumont thumbsup


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