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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The old Woolworths Building, Cleethorpes.

When I was a lad we had a branch of Woolworths in the High Street, Cleethorpes.  It occupied a building that had formerly been a cinema (I'm not old enough to remember that though!) Honest!!

Woolworths then relocated to a new building across the road and the old cinema had a variety of uses after that.  For a while it was an indoor market and then various sorts of wine bars etc.
I should have photographed it sooner but decided last year to record all the buildings in the High Street and they have appeared in a previous posting.

Over the last few months the J.D. Witherspoon group have been renovating the old cinema building and, in my opinion, have made a super job of re-creating how the old cinema might have looked in it's heyday.

I've put the latest images together with a couple of fairly recent ones to show how it has evolved.

Taken on the 5th Jan 2013 when it was a night club called "Amish"
(Taken on a Panasonic FZ150.)

Shortly after being taken over by J.D. Witherspoons on 30th April 2014.
(Taken on a Panasonic G5.)

Taken today (16/07/2014) now completed.
(This and the following images taken on a Panasonic TZ40 compact)

Detail at the top.

The new owners have made a grand job of restoring this building, although it will be a night spot
they have retained the original facade and, by renaming it "The Coliseum Picture Theatre", they've
retained the integrity of the old cinema.