Cine City in Withington is the latest historic building to go in the epidemic of greedy, short-sighted and inept development that has swept Manchester over the past ten years. Formerly The Scala, it opened in 1912 and was only the third cinema in Britain. Meanwhile the Victorian railway arches on Store Street, near Piccadilly, are … Manchester demolishes one of Britain’s oldest cinemas
I saw this sad ad in an estate agent’s window on Deansgate. In case you don’t know, the building that was The Hacienda nightclub was completely demolished in 2002. An apartment block was put up on the site and is now marketed as ‘The Hacienda’.
Manchester’s former Odeon cinema, on Oxford Street, has been subjected to a ‘systematic and methodical’ assault to prevent it being preserved, according to the man who tried to save it.
There has been a big drama lately about the area of land on the corner of Princess Street and Whitworth Street, which is just across the canal from the New Union pub in the gay village.
One of my favourite TV programmes as a kid. As far as I can make out, this series has never been released on video or DVD in the UK (and probably not in the US either). The last time I remember it being on terrestrial TV here was in the Granada ITV region in 1990. … Here Come the Double Deckers
The 130-year-old cast-iron bridge across the canal at the junction of Sackville Street and Canal Street has been removed and replaced by a concrete replica.