Web
Analytics
Report - - Gala Bingo/Regal Cinema Kingston July 2011 | Theatres and Cinemas | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Gala Bingo/Regal Cinema Kingston July 2011



zombizza

Pink
Regular User
#1
Another regular spot
Stolen history below

Opened on 15th February 1932, as 'The Regal Cinema' and the first film to be shown was "Splinters of the Navy" with Sydney Howard.

In 1936 Union Cinemas took over, and the name changed along with it a year later in 1937. It was in 1938, however, that Union Cinemas were taken over by ABC (Asociated British Cinemas) and the ABC's name was changed back to Regal, a year later, during 1938.

Closure came on July 17th 1976 after showing 'Blondie' and 'Adventures of a Taxi Driver' and it was not until 1991 that it would reopen, although only as a Coral Bingo Club. Since April 2010, Gala Bingo (who presumably took over from Coral) the building has been boarded up and closed down. Fortunately, however, it is Grade II listed.

A nice little outing whilst the mrs did her shopping in kingston.
Nice big space and some art deco treasures.

DSC_5848.jpg


DSC_5854.jpg


DSC_5858.jpg


DSC_5859.jpg


DSC_5874.jpg


DSC_5877.jpg


DSC_5883.jpg


DSC_5916.jpg


DSC_5937.jpg


DSC_5973Panorama.jpg


DSC_6012-1.jpg


DSC_6019.jpg


DSC_6030-1.jpg


DSC_6039.jpg


DSC_6045.jpg


DSC_6054.jpg
 

Attachments