Date of closure: August 2007
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The Empire closed in 2007, and was located on the site of a former theatre. The Empire Garston was built in 1915, but only lasted for three years as a theatre before it was converted to a cinema. The exterior shows no sign of classical design, but its interior has a marble staircase, and chandeliers. Although many of the original features remain, its condition may (or may not) have deteriorated due to lack of use over a few years. We are not sure of the building’s current status, so if you know what’s happening with the Empire Garston, please contact us and let us know.
By Gareth Whieldon (August 2010)