Basic Site Details

Name: Manchester News Theatre
City or county: Manchester
Country: England
Status: Unexecuted
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Notes: A News Theatre in Oxford Street, Manchester was proposed by British News Theatres in 1934, plans being prepared by Alister Macdonald.

However, it was the Jacey circuit of Birmingham that finally opened the Manchester News Theatre in 1936. Notwithstanding the announcements in 1934, it would seem that Alister Macdonald’s scheme for British News Theatres was aborted and the Manchester architect Peter Cummings prepared an alternative scheme for the new owners

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Cameo Film Theatre 1973-1981
Item 2 of 3Jacey Film Theatre  1973
Item 3 of 3The Manchester Film Theatre  1967-73

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cinema  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 116, Oxford Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11934 ProposedSite sold. Macdonald scheme not progressed


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1Alister Gladstone MacDonald (or Alistair Gladstone MacDonald)Architect 1934 MacDonald scheme not built


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1British News Theatres Limited,174 Buckingham Palace Road SW


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder4 May 1934   p777
Item 2 of 4Builder18 May 1934  p866
Item 3 of 4Builder23 November 1934  p917
Item 4 of 4Manchester City News10 November 1934  p13