Curzon Cinema, Prescot Road, Liverpool, 1936

Stewart Bale collection online exhibition

Archive reference 13215-3

Art deco cinema building at night, as described in the text.

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The Curzon cinema was the creation of the architect AE Shennan (he also designed the Abbey Cinema that is featured in another photograph in this online exhibition).

This night-time view of the cinema shows how the lighting enlivened its form, highlighting its many curves and tower; a modernist art deco creation, exciting and different.

Note the text above the entrance, ‘Lewis Oddy at the three manual Compton organ’.