The Grand Cinema situated on Queen Victoria Street in Pelaw was built in 1911. It closed as a cinema about 1977, The building remained in use as the ‘Broadway Ballroom’. Now Demolished. The Photograph was taken from Joicey St. Image Courtesy Norman Dunn
well mac,we both must have had great times at the grand,what about when the film snapped, the stamping of feet,and the shouting, till it was fixed, and what aboot the cardboard tub of ice cream(eldorado),which was half full, but made you believe it was full, it had a huge cardboard lip on the bottom.
the "grand", could have been saved,but they did not want it saved, they wanted to sell the land,the structure of the building was ok, i know as i went to look at it,it did however need complete re-roofing,