Essoldo Cinema (Stockport)

The Essoldo was at 98 Wellington Road South, Stockport, Cheshire.  The Essoldo was opened on Wednesday, July 28, 1937 by the Arderne Company Ltd and in July 1948 the cinema was taken over by the Essoldo Cinema chain.

Some info came from here

John H. Warburg

Known gigs

  • Wednesday, April 25, 1962: Sounds Incorporated who also backed Gene Vincent
  • Sunday, November 13, 1960: Adam Faith, The John Barry Seven, Johnny Worth, Johnny Le Roy, The Honeys, Chris Carlson
  • Sunday, May 21, 1961: The Shadows
  • Wednesday, November 14, 1962: Eden Kane, Helen Shapiro
  • Thursday, May 28, 1964: Peter and Gordon, The Rolling Stones, who performed 'Beautiful Delilah,' 'Not Fade Away' & 'I Wanna Be Your Man.'
  • Friday, October 30, 1964: Carl Perkins, The Animals  


In the Early 60's the place to go and see all the stars live, e.g. The Rolling Stones, The Animals and many more was the Essoldo Cinema, Stockport. My school Stockport Junior Commercial was just round the corner. 

Tickets for these shows went on sale at 09.00 on a Monday morning, so on those days we were always late for school as we were in the queue for front row tickets.

Attached is one of the programmes from just one of these shows. 

Margaret Allbright - 1/12/14


The Rolling Stones at the Essoldo May 28th, 1964. Two shows with hitmakers Peter & Gordon; Julie Grant a regular on TV; The Overlanders who later became the great Welsh rock band Man - they told me that anyway when I saw them playing Mirlees Social Club in Hazel Grove! And the ever popular Baron Knights comedy group who took the piss out of the Stones!

Tony Burke 28/9/2019





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