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#608345 - 25th Oct 2011 12:28pm Apollo theatre, Wallasey
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Hi all, just wondering if anyone can tell me where the old Apollo used to be in Wallasey?? I remember going when I was younger but can't for the life of me place where it used to be.... if anyone has any pics that would be great, or if you can just let me know what stands in it's place now. Thanks in advance smile

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#608351 - 25th Oct 2011 12:37pm Re: Apollo theatre, Wallasey [Re: gemgem87]
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just past the old rocket ronnies and the BP garage on king street going towards new brighton
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#608352 - 25th Oct 2011 12:37pm Re: Apollo theatre, Wallasey [Re: gemgem87]
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#608367 - 25th Oct 2011 12:59pm Re: Apollo theatre, Wallasey [Re: gemgem87]
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Is that on the corner of King Street and Trafalger Road??

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#608372 - 25th Oct 2011 1:06pm Re: Apollo theatre, Wallasey [Re: gemgem87]
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Originally Posted By: gemgem87
Is that on the corner of King Street and Trafalger Road??



Yes where the flats are now

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#608374 - 25th Oct 2011 1:08pm Re: Apollo theatre, Wallasey [Re: gemgem87]
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Thanks to you both, I thought it was there but just couldn't picture it when I've walked past

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#608375 - 25th Oct 2011 1:09pm Re: Apollo theatre, Wallasey [Re: gemgem87]
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thats the one
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#608404 - 25th Oct 2011 2:04pm Re: Apollo theatre, Wallasey [Re: gemgem87]
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The appartments were built about 10 years ago.
The Apollo group did a lot to make it more attractive, giving it back a 1930's look and feel that the Unit4 conversion had taken away.
The History of the site goes back a lot further.
In 1862, the foundation stone of the Egremont United Presbertyn Church was laid on this site, until the congregation moved in 1908.
In January 1910, after some conversion into a cinema, it opened as the Lyceum Cinema. In December 1931 it was destroyed by fire.
In 1933 the 'Gaumont Palace' opened, with 1209 seats - a splendid example of art-deco of the time. The walls were covered in tapestry to help the acoustics. The tapestry's were made in Birkenhead.
In 1967 it was sold by the Rank Organisation to the Classic cinema group, and renamed 'The Classic', but cinema audiences were falling, largely due to the advent of colour tv.
In 1974, it was sold to the Unit4 group, who subdivided it into four cinemas, and renamed it the 'Unit 4', being one Wirrals first multi-screen cinemas.
Audience numbers continued to drop, so the owners divided it into a six screen cinema in 1979, although it was still called the Unit4. At one point, the audience figures were so low that it only screen films on a Sunday and hosted bingo the rest of the week.
From there it went to be the Apollo, described above. Once that closed, it was boarded-up, vandalised and put up for Sale.
The manager for a long time was a Mr. Hutchinson (Mr.H). When the Apollo closed, he moved on to manage the Apollo in Great Crosby, which it seems he managed to turn around. When he finally retired was about when the apartments were constructed. He died just a few years later.
The cinema site was not without its share of tradegies, though, through a fire and through a bizarre bus accident.
I'll let you search the site to find out about them..

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#608424 - 25th Oct 2011 2:46pm Re: Apollo theatre, Wallasey [Re: gemgem87]
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#608532 - 25th Oct 2011 5:09pm Re: Apollo theatre, Wallasey [Re: gemgem87]
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#608907 - 26th Oct 2011 8:35am Re: Apollo theatre, Wallasey [Re: gemgem87]
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I remember going to Unit 4 with two lovely blond hairdressers (female) & we took a roast chicken & a bottle of red wine in with us to help sustain us through the movie.

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#608912 - 26th Oct 2011 8:41am Re: Apollo theatre, Wallasey [Re: gemgem87]
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Trust you Tatey, three birds and a bottle of vino! Lol

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#608983 - 26th Oct 2011 11:05am Re: Apollo theatre, Wallasey [Re: Bezzymate]
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First time I have heard it called a theatre! Always been the Gaumont to this old arse.

Then of course there was the Apollo club/dance hall/roller rink in Moreton!

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#608995 - 26th Oct 2011 11:42am Re: Apollo theatre, Wallasey [Re: Bezzymate]
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Trust you Tatey, three birds and a bottle of vino! Lol


Yeah! but one was dead! yes

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#610826 - 28th Oct 2011 12:31pm Re: Apollo theatre, Wallasey [Re: gemgem87]
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I used to get movie posters off the geezer that ran the place, nightmare on elm st was one of the movies I managed to sneak in to watch as I was underage lol.

I think the last movie I watched there was dangerous minds. I parked the chevette I was in in the carpark over the rd and had to smash the window and Hotwire it because I lost the keys haha! Memories.

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