Rialto Super cinema, Penny Street, Blackburn, Lancashire: the auditorium seen from rear stalls left

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RIBApix ref no RIBA59707
Architect/DesignerButterworth & Duncan
Artist/PhotographerMaltby, John (1910-1980)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1931
Image Date1938
StyleArt Deco
Library ReferenceMAL2628
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit John Maltby / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Originally the Theatre Royal, which had been completely rebuilt in 1886 to designs by Frank Matcham, this building was converted into the Rialto Super cinema in 1931 by Butterworth & Duncan. It was taken over by Gaumont in 1957 and was renamed Odeon in 1959. It closed in 1974 and was demolished to make way for an NCP car park.

Subject tags

cinemas, auditoria, seating, draperies, curtains