Going To The Pictures

Harold Ackroyd

A fantastic book about the Picture Houses of Liverpool has been a great source of information for the project and has in some cases worked as an aid memoir in collecting and helping jog memories.

The book has several versions and was written by local Waterloo man and film projectionist Harold Ackroyd.

Harold worked in several cinemas around Liverpool and was a cinema and film fanatic. So much so, that he had a room in his home covered into his own private cinema and held regular film screenings for close friends.

The book tells the story of every cinema in Liverpool from cinemas hey day and also has many photographs and local cinema adverts and other items of interest. It really is worth a read and a great resource for further information about the cinemas we have looked at through the Going to the Pictures project.