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The purpose of this website is to inform and assist in the educational research into cinema history, and present day operational methods, and to invite contributions of students and others. This site endeavours to protect, abide by, and acknowledge any material to the copyright holders.

www.chestercinemas.co.uk is based in Chester. It is a strictly non profit making site that is privately funded, and does not benefit from external funding, influence or sponsorship.

It’s focus is to continually research, and refresh editorial by cinema historians, primarily – David A Ellis and Peter Davies. Many photographs and information has been provided from the archives of Roger Shone.

We are always interested in contributions sent in regarding cinemas in Chester and across the UK. Personal recollections, information on past, present and future cinemas are most welcome.
There are also numerous selected UK cinemas listed on this CHESTER CINEMAS & UK PICTURE PALACES website.

If you have enjoyed past and present trips to the movies, or were employed in cinemas, then this site is a must for you to visit again and again.

Send in your memories of these brilliant cinemas ~via our Contact page


Chester Cinemas & UK Picture Palaces~ presentations for your local group.

A chance to see the new documentary on all eleven of Chester’s cinemas

A unique opportunity for your group to see the professionally compiled documentary on Chester Cinemas, narrated by the broadcaster, Simon Davies. The video presentation is part of the programme that includes a well informed introduction that traces the first time a projected film was shown to an audience in Chester.

Recalling all the cinemas that the city once had, detailing the owners and the impact that the city’s glittering silver screens had on the thousands of local film lovers during the heyday of the cinema.

With audience participation encouraged, this will be an event that will delight all ages, rekindling memories of Chester’s cinemas.

BOOK NOW for Spring, Summer & Autumn of 2024.
For further information email peterpictures@hotmail.com



Local cinema historians who have carried out exhaustive research in Wirral & Merseyside cinemas~

The late Clive Garner.

The late Harold Ackroyd.

NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT  ~ chestercinemas.co.uk. is a strictly non profit website. Based in Chester, it’s intention and purpose is to promote local and UK cinemas both past and present for educational research.  To provide such educational information on cinema history & operation.  Editorial, photographs, and moving images are covered by copyright by either chestercinemas, or under the terms and conditions of the copyright holders. Material on this site must not be used in any form, either in whole or edited versions without permission of the original copyright holder, or via the appropriate means of a third party arrangement.  Any proven claim on material unknowingly used being identified as copyright by the owner could be negotiated to include ownership embedded notice on the material on this site or taken down on request. Videos handled by third party terms and conditions applied on this site or taken down on request.