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Former Grosvenor Picture Palace

A Grade II Listed Building in Ardwick, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4701 / 53°28'12"N

Longitude: -2.2367 / 2°14'12"W

OS Eastings: 384385

OS Northings: 397067

OS Grid: SJ843970

Mapcode National: GBR DLM.C1

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.M13K

Plus Code: 9C5VFQC7+28

Entry Name: Former Grosvenor Picture Palace

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218431

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388164

Location: Hulme, Manchester, M1

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Ardwick

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Brunswick Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

Tagged with: Cinema Pub

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SJ 8497, 698-1/20/597,

Former Grosvenor Picture Palace




Cinema, now snooker club. 1912, altered. Green and white
faience tiles, slate roof. Rectangular plan on corner site,
with chamfered corner. Two storeys plus corner pavilion and
small attic, with facades of four bays to Grosvenor Street and six
bays to Oxford Road, hinged on a wide 3-bay canted corner
surmounted by the pavilion. Ground floor of channelled green
tiling, protected by an added flat metal and glass canopy
suspended on metal ties; green Ionic pilasters to the Oxford
Road facade, channelled green pilasters to the corner, white
pilasters to Grosvenor Street, with a green frieze and cornice
to all; white parapet with 4-bay attic to Grosvenor Street,
upstands over centre and right-hand end of Oxford Street
facade. The corner has a 3-bay entrance with Ionic columns
distyle in antis (but now crossed by the canopy), at first floor
a large panel in the centre with raised lettering "THE
GROSVENOR PICTURE PALACE" and swagged roundels in the flanking
bays; and a 3-bay open-fronted pavilion with coupled Ionic
columns, geometrical metal railings, cornice, balustraded
parapet and domed roof. The Oxford Road facade has panels with
green aprons and keyed oculi, but the Grosvenor Street facade
is less regular. Interior: glazed tiling and geometrical
banding to the stairs (etc); auditorium altered by insertion
of suspended ceiling, but most of original decoration
survives, including gallery with moulded cartouches, swags,
raised panels, etc. History: said to be the largest cinema
outside London at that date.

Listing NGR: SJ8438597067

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