Grand Cinema, Flint.

Grand Cinema

43 Church Street,

 Flint, CH6 5AD


Date opened: Monday 30th August 1920.

Date closed: mid 1960s.

Seating capacity: 900.

Building demolished.


Grand Cinema, Church Street, Flint. Opened 30th August 1920

The Grand cinema, Church Street, Flint, stood just a few doors away from St. Mary’s Church.

It was opened by former Mayor of Flint, Robert Davies and became part of his local circuit of cinemas.  Opening on Monday 30th August 1920 as a silent cinema.

The capacity was for 900 seats occupying stalls and balcony levels.

The proscenium was 25 feet wide, with a stage depth of 16 feet, the Grand operated as a cine-variety. Sound was installed in the early 1930s.

The Paramount Picture Theatres which was based in Wales managed the cinema from 1950 for a four year period. It was closed and demolished during the 1960s.