Talking Pictures TV at the Plaza Community Cinema, Waterloo, Liverpool: Information.



A whole day with Talking Pictures TV
at the Plaza Community Cinema,
Waterloo, Liverpool.


Sunday 9th October 2022 

Plaza Cinema Waterloo, 13 Crosby Rd N, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 0LD.

Exciting guest lineup to be announced!
The day’s entertainment is a celebration of film and TV history, with lots of short films, newsreels, lost TV episodes and films on the big screen. The Plaza Community Cinema, Waterloo, opened on 2 September 1939 but was immediately closed again that same day due to regulations introduced by the outbreak of war! Following the reopening two weeks later, the cinema offered full film programmes and live variety entertainment from well known artists such as Tommy Handley, Arthur Askey, Charlie Chester, Ted Ray and Hilda Baker. In October 1995 there was local outcry when plans were announced to redevelop the cinema site. Local people came together to campaign and raise funds to rescue the cinema, which resulted in a charity being formed. Through local fundraising and volunteer support, the Plaza has been lovingly restored to pristine Art Deco style glory, even the seats are upholstered with fabric rescued from the Orient Express! 

Please bring your ticket to gain entry – no tickets will be available on the day. Doors open 10.30am. 

Unreserved seating; no disabled access to upstairs (disabled access downstairs only).

LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Sadly, we are unable to exchange tickets or give refunds.

For additional information regarding directions etc, please call the Plaza on (0151) 474 4076.

Directions to the Plaza

Coming by road: from the M6 junction 21A, exit onto M62 toward Liverpool/Warrington(N)/Southport/M57 junction 6, exit onto M57 toward Southport/Docks/Prescot follow signs for Bootle & Docks/A5036/L’pool/A59 left onto Dunnings Bridge Rd/A5036 slight right toward Church Rd/A5036 roundabout, take the 2nd exit merge onto Crosby Rd S/A565 via the ramp to Southport/Crosby; destination on the right.

Car Parking: Haigh Road car park is free all day Sunday, at the rear of the church building, directly across the pedestrian crossing to the Plaza. Haigh Road pay and display car park, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 0LQ.

By Train: Waterloo Station is nearest – 4 mins walk. Waterloo, Liverpool L22 0LY.

By Bus: South Road bus stop, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 0LH approximately 3 min (0.1 mi) via Crosby Rd N/A565. Bus stop served by:;;;

Accommodation suggestions:

The Royal Hotel, Marine Terrace, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 5PR  01519282332  traditional guestrooms plus breakfast  0.6 mile; 3 min by car; free parking.

Marlborough Hotel, 21 Crosby Rd S, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 1RG  01519287709  Bed and breakfast  0.4 mile; 2 min by car; free parking.

Aberley House, 14 Beach Lawn, Liverpool L22 8QA  07393502906  Bed and breakfast  0.8 mile; 4 min by car; free parking.

Premier Inn Liverpool North, Northern Perimeter Rd, Netherton, Bootle L30 7PT  03333211236  4 miles; 11 min by car; free parking.

Additional information

Weight .024 kg
Dimensions 30 × 21 × .05 cm