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Preston’s Empire Theatre, a palace of dreams?

Empire Theatre in 1920 Pic: Preston Digital Archive The history of the Empire Theatre in Preston reflects all the changes in 20th century culture and entertainment. Beginning as a music hall and ending as a short lived bingo hall, […]

6 months ago
Discovering Preston’s former cinema sites (part three)

Over the past month, I’ve been discovering some of Preston’s former cinema sites with the aid of local historian John Cotterall’s book ‘Preston’s Palaces of Pleasure’. It has been wonderful […]

10 months ago
Discovering Preston’s former cinema sites (part two)

Last month I posted the first part in my quest to locate some of Preston’s former cinema sites. At the height of the cinema boom, Preston boasted 22 cinemas, inspiring […]

10 months ago
Discovering Preston’s former cinema sites (part one)

Like many, I have long been fascinated by films, the cinema, and my family’s stories of cinema-going. I remember the distinctive sound of the Pearl and Dean introduction at the […]

11 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Cinema campaign group seeking members

empty seats in the new victoria cinema The campaign group set-up to save the former New Victoria cinema has become a fully constituted group. The ‘Friends of Preston New Victoria’ is now available for people to pay […]

12 years ago
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