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Latitude: 53.4254 / 53°25'31"N
Longitude: -2.3267 / 2°19'35"W
OS Eastings: 378390
OS Northings: 392113
OS Grid: SJ783921
Mapcode National: GBR DX6T.2T
Mapcode Global: WH98P.75BC
Plus Code: 9C5VCMGF+48
Entry Name: Tatton Cinema
Listing Date: 13 November 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1084309
English Heritage Legacy ID: 358732
Location: Trafford, M33
Electoral Ward/Division: Ashton upon Mersey
Built-Up Area: Sale
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Ashton-upon-Mersey St Mary Magdalene
Church of England Diocese: Chester
SJ 79 SE TRAFFORD WASHWAY ROAD
3/200 Tatton Cinema
Cinema. 1933 by Joseph Gomersall of Drury and Gomersall. Brick and
rendering, hipped Welsh slate roof with tiled ridge to front block, not
visible from street, felted auditorium. Neo-Egyptian style. Impressive
frontage with full height pylons flanking the entrance. Above the entrance
are four columns with lotus capitals which once carried the name PYRAMID
and the clock, both now gone. The pylons have plain shop windows below
and tall narrow windows with projecting cornices above. The whole gives
the impression of a gateway at Thebes in a Hollywood Biblical epic.
Interior: Complete and little altered Egyptian decorative scheme, the
detail apparently taken from Banister-Fletcher. Foyer with terazzo floor
and compartmented ceiling, staircase, upper foyer with balcony, ballroom
over front foyer. All these are complete with their original decoration.
The auditorium is also unchanged apart from lining the walls and ceiling
with acoustic tiles. Wall decoration and light fittings including central
chandelier all complete. The ceiling has triple friezes which go right
round, so the screen is framed partly by them and by decorated jambs,
i.e. there is no proscenium arch.
A remarkably complete and never divided cinema in the rare Egyptian idiom.
Listing NGR: SJ7839092113
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