Live: ABC Cinema, Wakefield

8.00pm, Thursday 7 February 1963 (51 years ago)

The Beatles’ UK tour with Helen Shapiro continued into Wakefield, Yorkshire, with a performance at the city’s ABC Cinema.

The cinema opened as the Regal in December 1935. It seated 1,594 people, with a stage 26 feet deep. In 1962 it was renamed the ABC, and eventually became known as the Cannon Cinema.

The building closed in 1997 after a nearby multiplex opened.

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