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Exterior of Abbey Cinema, Wavertree, 1939

Archive reference 39191-17

Art Deco cinema building with high curved facade, lit up at night

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The Abbey cinema is an example of one of the picture palaces of cinema’s golden age. The building still stands but like so many of its kind has undergone a change of use.

This photographed was commissioned by the cinema's architect, AE Shennan.


"The Abbey cinema was a beautiful Art Deco building. My most memorable visit was to see ‘Battle of the Bulge’ in Cinerama, which was a method of filming using three cameras and covered three screens."
Walter Young

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