Rialto Super cinema, Penny Street, Blackburn, Lancashire

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RIBApix ref no RIBA59706
Architect/DesignerButterworth & Duncan
Artist/PhotographerMaltby, John (1910-1980)
CountryUK: England
CityBlackburn
Subject Date1931
Image Date1938
ViewExterior
StyleArt Deco
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceMAL2627
OrientationLandscape
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

brickwork, entrances, cinemas, cladding, canopies, tiles