In September 2017, Rory Lushman took part in our Heritage Open Days event by bringing the past to life with a very personal guided tour of the places and spaces in the building which he remembers from his days working there cinema as a projectionist and then as manager at the Apollo between 1989 and 2001. Rory also featured in a short film by BBC North West Tonight to promote the event and shared these photos from his personal collection. Hear his interview here: link to film in Past Projects.
Here are some of Rory’s pictures:
Do you have useful information, photos or ephemera which will help us piece together the story of this remarkable building? Our volunteer archivist, Harriet would love to hear from you. Harriet@exchangeblackburn.org.uk