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©chestercinemas.co.uk