John Lodwick Fruitier was the first occupier. The first performance will be variety turns. There were left and right staircases leading to a small upstairs lounge. That closed in May I do not sell this material in any printed format and therefore if you are offered this for sale, please contact me at shotton postmaster. People can better realise the immensity of the task, which has been performed by the erection of this building when it is known that altogether the material used weighs over 2, tons. He built many other houses and shops in the town, and already owned two other cinemas, the Picture Palace in Victoria Road, Shotton, and one in the Co-operative Hall, Queensferry.
It then became “Rosalie” Hairdressers, owned by E. Finally Graig Holmes ran it as a snooker hall which had closed by There were red carpets in the auditorium and the seats were plush red. Films were screened on Saturday afternoon and Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening. He built many other houses and shops in the town, and already owned two other cinemas, the “Picture Palace” in Victoria Road and one at the Co-operative Hall, Queensferry. A piece of land abutting on Chester Road, Shotton, feet long by 66feet wide was bought.
Ahotton Glazier Family owned it. The building closed for a year — re-opening as a part time cinema and bingo hall. You may print out the pages of this website for your own personal use. By that latter date the seating capacity had reduced to The only relief being three decorated square grilles above the sgotton which contained mythical figures. Contributed by David Simpson. A water spout stood here with a drinking trough for horses alongside.
His two sons, Harold and Jack, helped with the building and his two daughters, May and Elsie, made seats and furnishings. Sometime later the Art Deco brick frontage became unsafe and was demolished. He is a man who neither smokes or drinks and during the whole of the time he has been engaged on the Alhambra he has not missed a day at work, except when away buying material.
Films were screened on Saturday afternoon alhsmbra Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening. He said he was sad to see so many independent cinemas across the country closing. Peter Wilcock was a long serving Chief Projectionist.
The building was constructed in on the site of the RoundHouse. A piece of land abutting on Chester Road, Shotton, feet long by 66feet wide was bought. Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater. Lloyds also occupied the old building on this site. The store was empty for 12 months prior to this. First shop to open here since the conversion into a single unit in When it was completed it had a capacity of 1, a large balcony and two boxes, and was the finest hall of its kind in North Wales.
It was later converted to an indoor market hall called “Boylons. Mr Williams told the Chronicle how the building has changed over the years.
There are eighteen exits. It had been empty for about a year after being part of Cymru Garden with number 59 in Moreton Green’s shop formerly “The Ritz” before demolition in The man who has this remarkable achievement to his credit is shotyon known in Shotton, where he has resided eleven years.
Deeside Enterprise made the Plaza Cinema their head office, running several cinemas from there, including the Park Cinema, Saltney, Chester. It then became “Rosalie” Hairdressers, owned by E.
Before this it was E. Chester Road West after a heavy snowfall in A small industrial estate stood here at that time.
Alhambra Cinema 51 Chester Road West. They made daily milk deliveries around the district with a horse and cart dispensing from the churn. The first projectionist, later to become manager was a Mr Ivor Bakewell. School was built in and the first headmaster was Mr. A large lounge has been provided for patrons and there are nine dressing rooms. Between about and it was Fosters Menswear. Number 25 was The Maypole Grocery Shop between about and The shop was empty cihema most of – 99 following the closure of Roy Davies Fruit and Flowers, which had traded here since the ‘s.
The shop had been empty for 3 years. Opened 26th December His two sons, Harold and Jack, helped with the building and his two daughters, May and Elsie, made seats and furnishings.
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The stage itself is forty feet by forty feet, with an opening to the auditorium 28feet wide by 24 feet high. He built many other houses and shops in the town, and ahambra owned two other cinemas, the Picture Palace in Victoria Road, Shotton, and one in the Co-operative Hall, Queensferry.
Household goods moved across the road from Number 78 in mid Outside there were Giro Sign frames with stills from the films. Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater? Converted together with number 61 into Cymru Garden Cafe and Greengrocers which opened and closed three times during He built many other houses and shops in the town, and already owned two other cinemas, the “Picture Palace” in Victoria Road and one at the Co-operative Hall, Queensferry.
In the ‘s it was known as Building Road. Prior to this it was Phillips Shoe Shop and Cobbler from about A55 There’s now a Go Safe van parked right next to a new speed camera on the A55 and it’s left a lot of drivers wondering why. Between and it was John Lodwick Greengrocer and Fruitier.