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Posted on Dec 31, 2012 by in Renovation vs Demolition | 0 comments

Share the City support the campaign to ‘Save the Futurist Cinema’, Liverpool’s Edwardian ghost picture house, 100 years old but closed for the last 30.  It was designed in 1912 by Leeds architects Chadwick and Watson, who built Bradford’s famous Alhambra Theatre two years later.

There’s an excellent blog and rapidly growing petition, which you can find here: Save the Futurist Cinema Petition

Congratulations to Easy Jet cabin crew member @LesleyMullally for getting the campaign airborne!

There’s a nice historic Futurist cinema pic on Colin Wilkinson’s peerless and ever expanding site: streetsofliverpool.co.uk

For in depth info on historic theatre design I recommend the fabulous: www.arthurlloyd.co.uk

The Futurist on Liverpool’s famous Lime Street. Pic from Liverpool Biennial.

The Futurist Cinema on Liverpool’s famous Lime Street. Pic from Liverpool Biennial.

 

The Futurist opened in 1912 as the Lime Street Picturehouse, and was really an ornate Edwardian theatre, by Leeds architects Chadwick and Watson, designers of the famous Alhambra in Bradford.

The Futurist cinema opened in 1912 as the Lime Street Picturehouse, and was really an ornate Edwardian theatre, by Leeds architects Chadwick and Watson, designers of the famous Alhambra in Bradford.

 

 

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