This picture from 1988 shows the East Lancashire cinema that never was.

Globe Cinema, Padiham, 1988 (Picture: Newsquest)

This was the view from the projection box of the interior of the Globe Cinema in Padiham which was undergoing a major refit with the hope of bringing the cinema back to life after more that half a century.

It had closed in 1930 when the advent of sound proved too expensive for the necessary equipment to be brought in.

In 1988 proposals were put forward to re-open the Globe which included ambitious plan to reintroduce a cinema organ.

But legal wranglings led to a stalemate and eventually the building was converted into commercial units.