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Tatton Cinema

A Grade II Listed Building in Sale, Trafford

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084309

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358732

Location: Ashton upon Mersey, Trafford, M33

County: Trafford

Electoral Ward/Division: Ashton upon Mersey

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

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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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