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The Capitol Cinema occupies a special place in the media history of Manchester.  Built in 1931, it served as a cinema until 1956, when it became the northern studios  of the independent TV company ABC.  The talent show Opportunity Knocks presented by Hughie Green was broadcast from here.  It subsequently passed to Manchester Polytechnic and was used by students on drama and related courses.  Many famous actors and actresses trained here including Julie Walters. I went to see Coronation St actress Sue Cleaver in a student production here. In 1999 the Capitol was torn down to make way for a residential development named Capitol Court. (Thanks to Geoff Stafford for some of the info here)
 
 
 
 
 
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