Edwardian Cinema

Developer sought to restore big screen ‘magic’ to Edwardian site

The search for an operator is underway to ‘bring the magic of the big screen’ back to a much-loved former cinema.

Plans are progressing to bring the former Prescot Picture Palace, a landmark cinema building in the centre of Prescot town, back to life. The long-lost cinema, which first opened in 1912, was the town’s first ever picture house and following its closure in 1958, the premises was used as a warehouse, bingo hall and then a community church.

There is now an opportunity for an operator who is interested in running the cinema to create a sustainable business to serve Prescot and wider Knowsley communities. Independent cinema specialists The Big Picture are leading the search to find a cinema operator to lease the Edwardian cinema, which Knowsley Council said has the potential to grow the town’s “burgeoning evening and leisure economy.”…

…. visit the Liverpool Echo to read more

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