Originally named the Flint Picture Hall. The opening ceremony was performed by the Mayor, Alderman Major Charles Edward Dyson on Monday 23rd December 1912. Soon after this date, former Flint Mayor, Robert Davies purchased it. The Empire was of a basic build, clad in corrugated steel sheets.
Many local people referred to it as “The Ranch” cinema because of the amount of cowboy films it screened.
It showed it’s last film on Saturday 6th April 1957.
After years of dereliction, the building was demolished in 1967.