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.
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.
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Local cinema historians who have carried out exhaustive research in Wirral & Merseyside cinemas~
The late Clive Garner.
The late Harold Ackroyd.