majestic opening

Majestic (formerly Collin’s Cinema Deluxe),  Brook Street, Chester. 

Date opened:  Monday 18th April 1921.     Date closed:  Saturday 29th September 1956.      Frontage only survives.  

Total seating capacity:  (stalls & balcony) – 1,160 seats.

Architect:  Mr W. Mathews-Jones.


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.


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.