Southport Past (OTS News) ABC Cinema Southport Last day 2003 September 4th, 2013 admin Latest Past Shares Comments Southport Past (OTS News) ABC Cinema Southport Last day 2003 The ABC Cinema on Lord Street Closed it’s door’s for the final time on the 5th January 2003. Staff and ex staff members dressed up in fancy dress for the occasion. Staff waved farewell to the public from the ABC Cinema roof balcony The building was sold to a company called Luminar who planned to open one of their phenomenally successful Chicago Rock Cafes. Luminar sold it to Southport businessman Paul Adams in 2007 and later became The Vincent Hotel. Pictured below are Staff members who posed for photographs inside the staff room. BELOW: Local regulars to the ABC Cinema are Laura Cain (left) Emma Harding & Katie Quinn who each recieved a signed T- Shirt, sweets and posters from staff members. BELOW: It’s the end of an era for projectionist (chief tech) Wayne Hannon. BELOW: A projectionist view from his room, note the last film showing through the glass. BELOW: Upstairs foyer BELOW: Entrance to the Cinema downstairs. BELOW: New Vincent Hotel Please email in your old photographs of Southport to [email protected] Related Comments comments!