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Lime Street was once home to three ABC cinemas - The Forum, The Futurist and, just before you arrived at Renshaw Street, The Scala. But the Forum is now the last one standing with The Futurist and The Scala being demolished in 2016 and 2017 as Lime Street reached a new phase of redevelopment. The art deco cinema that overlooks St John's shopping centre, first opened as the Forum in 1931.
READ MORE: Forgotten history of prison so big 'it could hold the entire population of Liverpool' It was renamed the ABC in 1971 and is still widely known by that name, despite the company changing hands in 1986, with the cinema becoming The Cannon. The cinema closed its doors in January 1998 with a final showing of the film Casablanca.
The Forum first opened its doors in 1931 Urban explorers Courtney and Andrew, 23, recently took a look around the building on March 9, which has now stood derelict for over two decades. Courtney told the ECHO: "It was very creepy and eerie, I had a scared anxiety.
You're in such a big room and you can tell nobody had been there for such a long time. There was old sweet wrappers, old coke bottles - you forget over time how things change. "When you walk in you can definitely see it was such a popular place that's so empty and quiet now." In November 2019, the council said a "number of options" were being considered for the future of the building, cinema centre point years after it gave the green light to plans to turn it into a performance venue.
The latter was talked up as a state-of-the-art music and entertainment venue to host live performances inside the famous auditorium, holding up to 1,500 people.
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Cork-Mahon Point, Ireland A modern, centrally located 13-screen cinema located in Mahon Point Shopping Centre showing all the latest releases. Omniplex Cork features include two OmniplexMAXX screens, free parking, Candy King Pic'n'Mix, a Ben & Jerry's scooping cabinet, assigned seating, automated ticket purchase & collection points, 3D performances, and wheelchair accessible screens.