The famous, not to mention historic Tatton cinema in Gatley has been a source of much sadness and discussion for almost two decades now, seventeen years to be exact.
When the noveau-modern riche cinema at Parrswood came in it bulldozed the demand at our old Tatton to such an extent that it was forced to close its doors…
Thus, what was once a beautiful, iconic and social hub for old movies and get-togethers lies in the Greater Manchester suburb of Gatley, unloved, unappreciated and forlorn behind its decrepit facade.
Local residents have long voiced the need for its restoration and the social, and economic advantages it would bring – not to mention a massive slice of nostalgia for all of those who knew and loved it so wail. But the clarion call for its return has been to no avail. Until now, it seems.
After 17 long, patient years sitting not so prettily on the high street, unabashfully closed, it has been confirmed that Tatton cinema is set to be redeveloped.
The Tatton Cinema, Gatley, Greater Manchester
The Tatton closed in 2001 following the introduction of Parrswood’s cinema complex down the road, and has remained in its curent state ever since.
Half of the building was in fact destroyed, but its original 1930s face remains…
An artist’s impression of the new site (Image: Place North West)
Now, Dickens Property Group have secured planning for the site, and they’ve confirmed a convenience supermarket and 33 retirement apartments are due to be built.
The Co-op has also shown interest in the site and work on the redevelopment is in commencement…
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