Building Name

Plaza Cinema, New Hall Lane, Preston

New Hall Lane
Lancashire, England
Plaza Cinema (Preston) Ltd.
Caton and Duckworth

MILL TO CINEMA - What was once a section of busy mill is now an up-to-date cinema. The Plaza Cinema, New Hall Lane, Preston, which was opened this afternoon by Sir James Openshaw, was, a short time ago, the cotton-room and warehouse of Messrs. CaJvert’s Ondia Mill. It has vastly changed interior now. A long picture-hall, with gilded walls of fibrous plaster, gaily decorated stage, shaded lights, and row after row of red plush seats, present a different picture from that of the same building two years ago, before the mill closed down. The new theatre is modern, and entirely the work of Lancashire contractors, with Mr G Tonge, of Southport, as architect. The main contractors were Messrs Caton and Duckworth, Blackburn. It will accommodate 930 people, though there is no circle or gallery. The directors are all well-known Lancashire men. [Lancashire Evening Post 12 December 1932 page 10]

Reference    Builder 2 September 1932 Page 379
Reference    Builder 18 November 1932 Page 880 – tenders
Reference    Lancashire Evening Post 12 December 1932 page 10
Reference    Gould Gazetteer