ABC Cinema

Location and period of operation:

ABC Broad Street, Hanley 1963 2000


known as the "ABC Cine-bowl"
The ABC cinema in Hanley, opened as a cinema and bowling alley in 1963, was divided into three smaller screens in 1977.
Closed in December 2000.



The ABC cinema in Broad Street
This cinema was closed in 2000 - the last cinema in the town centre



'Stanley Casino'
When the ABC cinema opened this was a 10pin bowling alley, when the bowling craze declined the building became a night club 'The Steam Machine' - such famous names as Diana Ross performed here. After lying empty for many years it became a Casino.


photos: Dec 2000




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