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    Sefton Heritage Open Days are available to book now. Full list is here: http://www.sefton.gov.uk/Default.aspx?page=8837
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    Quote Originally Posted by julieoapw View Post
    Sefton Heritage Open Days are available to book now. Full list is here: http://www.sefton.gov.uk/Default.aspx?page=8837
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    I see there's one for "Pleasure Palaces" in Southport.
    That'll be a letdown, because the guide will say, time after time:
    "And here is where another cinema once stood".

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    Long before they were cinemas, they were places of entertainment such as theatres or the winter gardens.
    There's only 15 places on this walk and me and my mate have 2 so if anyone else wants to book, don't waste any time!

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    Long before they were cinemas, they were places of entertainment such as theatres or the winter gardens.
    There's only 15 places on this walk and me and my mate have 2 so if anyone else wants to book, don't waste any time!
    5 cinemas on or near Lord Street have been demolished, and only one wasn't built as a cinema.
    That was the Trocadero, which was built as a dance hall.
    The other four were the Palladium/Odeon; the Palace/ABC; the Regal/ABC; and the Coliseum in Nevill Street.
    Both the Palladium and the Palace were Listed Buildings, so it's supremely ironic that Southport now has a "Pleasure Palaces" walk.
    As I said before: "Here is another site where a cinema once stood".
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    I've no reason to think that the tour will be of buildings that were only ever cinemas or a let down.
    It doesn't claim to be a cinema walk:
    "As the town developed from humble Regency beginnings into a modern holiday destination it acquired many buildings catering for entertainment and leisure."
    It's a walk, offered free to anyone who wants to go on it.
    I don't understand such negativity.
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