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List entry Summary

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

Name: ABC CINEMA (FORMERLY FORUM CINEMA)

List entry Number: 1208090

Location

ABC CINEMA (FORMERLY FORUM CINEMA), LIME STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
LiverpoolMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Mar-1981

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 359024

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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

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National Grid Reference: SJ 34994 90376

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