Pubs of Manchester

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Monday, 17 January 2011

Theatre Club, Kennedy Street

Kennedy Street (Theatre Club somewhere along on the left) (c) Dai O'Nysius at Panoramio.

On the same side of Kennedy Street as the trio of pubs, Waterhouse, City Arms and The Vine, about half way along, was the Theatre Club in the 1970s.  Ted remembers the Theatre Club opening late and also catering for drinkers when the pubs closed for the afternoon.  Stan Bowles, the maverick footballer was probably best known as a Queens Park Rangers player, but as most Mancunian football fans know, the lad from Collyhurst started his career at City.  Bowles was something of a regular at the Theatre Club, often using the club to play the fruit machines. 


  1. Does anyone remember Charlie's Mini Club? I think it was on Spring Gardens near the Post Office. A rough and ready after time drinking hole if ever there was one.

  2. Theatre Club was my second home run by my pal Roy Copeland (Culpan) Hurricane Higgins used to come in quite a bit.