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Started by: reenie (180) 

Hi does any-one remember wigan little theatre being a cinema and it used to get nicknamed little canada does any-one know why it was called this

Started: 7th Aug 2006 at 16:11

Posted by: brian (838)

Found this snippet in "The Pleasure Palace" by Brian Murphy, ISBN: 1 874712 41 7

The Alliance Hall was built in 1893 as a Salvation Army Citadel and opened as a cinema in February 1909 under the name 'Canada Picture Palace', derived from the Canada Picture Company, distributors of the films shown there... ...people continued to call it 'the Canada' until it closed in 1945.

Replied: 7th Aug 2006 at 20:59

Posted by: reenie (180) 

Brian that is brilliant thanks very much i can tell some good friends of mine the news now thankyou [;D]

Replied: 8th Aug 2006 at 18:27

 

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