period of operation:
Broad Street, Hanley
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
Closed in December 2000.
The ABC cinema in Broad
This cinema was closed in 2000 - the last cinema in
the town centre
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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