Chester, CH1 3DX
Date opened: Monday 18th April 1921.
Original owner: Pat Collins.
Architect: Mr W. Mathews-Jones.
Total seating capacity: (stalls & balcony) – 1,160 seats.
Date closed: Saturday 29th September 1956.
Facade extant. Auditorium demolished. Present use..Retail.
Check out the fascinating founder and history pages of this early cinema that was within Pat Collins entertainment empire. Pat was born in Chester, he operated large fun fairs & cinemas, becoming a Liberal MP in the 1920s. He was not just a grand showman, he possessed entrepreneurial skills in business that made him very successful in all of his many ventures.
MAJOR CHANGE AHEAD! This local press advert announced the Majestic cinema was now a ballroom. However, Rank owned four Chester cinemas and within four years set about closing all but one, the Odeon. Just eight years of dancing at the Majestic as it gave way to bingo in 1965.
If you enjoyed going to the MAJESTIC, or worked there at anytime, then we will be pleased to hear from you to share your thoughts.