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Default Royal Court Theatre - Dec 08 - 05-12-2008, 18:32

Situated in the heart of Wigans Chav lands is this delightful nugget of late Victorian entertainment, thankfully screened off from the alcho pop swilling knuckle scrapers whom are blissfully unaware of the history that surrounds them.

Originally designed by R. T. Johnson in 1886, the Royal Court Theatre was redesigned by the better known John Priestly Briggs in 1899.

In 1930 the interior was modernised and the theatre became the Court Cinema, however both balconies were retained. The proscenium was re-built to a width of 38 feet. The cinema was equipped with a Compton 2Manual/7Rank organ, with the console on a lift.

The Court Cinema was last operated by Brennan's Cinemas and in 1962, the Compton organ was removed from the building. It was equipped to screen 70mm film and it closed on 15th August 1973 with Julie Andrews in "The Sound of Music".

It became a bingo hall, which in turn closed towards the end of the 1990's. The Court Cinema was designated a Grade II Listed on 10 March 1998.

The building is a live site and permission was needed to gain access.

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That is bloody mint nice one dude!
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Default 05-12-2008, 19:16

That looks good Morrisey, my nan played there years and years ago, used to say she knew when they were in Wigan because the clogs woke you up in the morning. The best other local site was Princes Theatre before it got made into a rubbish night club.
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Nice work, what a belter.

Suited and booted exploring when you should be working again no doubt.
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Aye, gorgeous.

When you say live, what is it now?
'The Hub Nightclub'






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Me! Never!


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Aye, gorgeous.

When you say live, what is it now?
'The Hub Nightclub'


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That looks good Morrisey, my nan played there years and years ago, used to say she knew when they were in Wigan because the clogs woke you up in the morning. The best other local site was Princes Theatre before it got made into a rubbish night club.
Spark, if your nan is still around she maybe interested in this old photo
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/ph...nemas&offset=0



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Lighting 'n shizzle's sweet! Thank you.

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I am currently lobbying my MP to get the Emplyment Act changed!!


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Another superb report, very nice work mate!

While I'm at it, any updates on Alderley?

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