Commodore Cinema, Bankhall, Liverpool.

Commodore Cinema, Bankhall, Liverpool.

Commodore Picture House

387 Stanley Road,

Liverpool, L20 2AE

Date opened: Monday 22nd December 1930

Date Closed: Saturday 30th November 1968

Architects: Gray & Evans of Liverpool

Seating Capacity: 1906



The Commodore Picture House opened on 22nd December 1930 by Alderman- F W King. It was originally owned and managed by Regent Enterprise Ltd.

The opening film, “Disraeli” starred George Arliss.




There was seating for 1,306 in the stalls and 600 in the circle. The proscenium was 54 feet wide, one of the largest in Liverpool. It had a full working stage with dressing rooms provided, so live concerts were a feature.

The ABC circuit took control on 4th April 1931. The Commodore closed on 30th November 1968. The final films shown were  “How to Seduce a Playboy” and “Virgin Youth.


David A Ellis©