ABC CINEMA (FORMERLY FORUM CINEMA)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208090
Date first listed:
19-Mar-1981
Statutory Address:
ABC CINEMA (FORMERLY FORUM CINEMA), LIME STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
ABC CINEMA (FORMERLY FORUM CINEMA), LIME STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Liverpool (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 34994 90376

Details

SJ 3490 SE LIME STREET SJ 3590 SW L1

53/690 ABC Cinema 54/690 (Formerly Forum 19.3.81 Cinema)

- II

Cinema. c.1930, by A. E. Shennan. On rounded corner with Elliot Street. Faced in Portland stone. 3-storey height. Vertical metal windows grouped in twos and threes both horizontally and vertically and set in panels. The main group over the entrance on the corner has pilaster motifs between the window and is surmounted by a panel with echelon motifs between the window and is surmounted by a panel with echelon motifs at the upper corners, above which is plinth for flagstaff breaking otherwise continuous parapet. The entrance has been remodelled in mosaic c.1970, losing the canopy. The auditorium has splay sides and gallery with concave front. Square proscenium arch within another with large vertical flutes between and geometricised floral band round inner one. Each side is very tall niche with fountain motif on interior cupolas. Geometricised rosette in centre of main, flat ceiling and quasi-pilasters to wall panelling. Rear recess with oval saucer dome. Listed for the interior.



Listing NGR: SJ3499490376

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
359024
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 16 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/03974/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brendan Oxlade. Source Historic England Archive
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