Woolton Picture House

Woolton Picture House

Woolton Picture House (also known as the Woolton Cinema) is a privately owned cinema in the Woolton area of Liverpool, England.

It was purchased in 1992 by David Wood, the grandson of Liverpool cinema pioneer John Frederick Wood. Until September 2006 it was the only remaining single-screen cinema in the city, [ [http://www.wooltonpicturehouse.co.uk/ Cinemas ] ] and was popular with cinema enthusiasts because of its old-fashioned atmosphere. Movies were still shown with an interval halfway through, during which usherettes sold ice-cream.

After Wood died on 12 June 2006, the cinema closed on 3 September 2006, with a showing of "". A group of Business entrepaneurs then purchased the cinema with a view to maintaining screenings.

The cinema re-opened on Thursday 29 March 2007 by showing the Academy Award winner 'The Queen'. [http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_objectid=17240744%26method=full%26siteid=50061%26headline=death%2dof%2dcinema%2dpioneer%2dmarks%2dthe%2dend%2dof%2dan%2dera-name_page.html]

External links

* [http://www.wooltonpicturehouse.co.uk/ Woolton Picture House]
* [http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_objectid=17240744%26method=full%26siteid=50061%26headline=death%2dof%2dcinema%2dpioneer%2dmarks%2dthe%2dend%2dof%2dan%2dera-name_page.html Death of a cinema pioneer marks the end of an era (Liverpool Echo)]
* [http://www.savewooltoncinema.co.uk Campaign to save the cinema]


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