Revisiting Liverpool's ABC Cinema

Posted on 13 October 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

Photo: Andy Freeman

Photo: Martin Cahill

Photo: Andy Freeman

Liverpool's former ABC Cinema, a Grade II listed building on Lime Street, first opened its doors to the public in 1931. Overtime, the iconic Art Deco building has become a repository of memories for the people of the city. This year it was brought back to life as one of the key Liverpool Biennial 2016 venues, capturing people’s imaginations and generating a whole new set of experiences. Here we celebrate this unusual location in all its faded glamour before it closes its doors once again on 16 October.

Known as one of the finest cinemas of the era, ABC Cinema’s grand interior is said to remain one of designer William R. Glen’s best. We invited photographers to join us for an afternoon, capturing the Biennial exhibition in the context of the building's Art Deco beauty. 

Photo: Andy Freeman

     

Photo: Andy Freeman                                                            Photo: Jeremy Ashcroft

Photo: Jeremy Ashcroft

Photo: Jeremy Ashcroft

  

Photo: Paul Harrison                                                          Photo: Paul Harrison

Photo: Martin Cahill

Photo: Jeremy Ashcroft   Photo: Paul Harrison

Photo: Jeremy Ashcroft                                                           Photo: Paul Harrison

Packed with short stories, poems, illustrations and wandering thoughts, this creative zine provides a creative response to the ABC Cinema by Liverpool Biennial visitors and members of the team. 

ABC Cinema remains open daily until 16 October, 10am–6pm, free entry.

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