On Sunday evening whilst I was checking the spammy comments the site receives every day I nearly deleted a brief comment from Nick Lester about the old Hoylake Cinema.
That prompted me to start searching for information about the Hoylake Cannon and the result was the above photo by Ian Grundy. Ian has a wide range of photos of old, neglected cinemas in his excellent photostream. Ian comments on his photo:
The Hoylake Cinema in 1996, not long before demolition. It had a long career starting out in 1911 (having replaced an earlier temporary structure) as the Lighthouse Pavilion. Although short films formed part of the variety entertainment presented, it was not until 1920 that the theatre became the Pavilion Super Cinema. However over the succeeding decades the name and switches from theatre to cinema were common. Winter Gardens, Classic and Cannon were all used until the final Hoylake Cinema name. Demolished circa 2001.
Judith Irvine replied to the Nick’s comment stating that a Mrs Mottram from Caldy was the last owner of the cinema. But can you offer any more information? Leave a comment.