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Photo of the Chatham Empire
The Prince’s cinema was demolished in 2008. Smethwick Gurdwara was built on its former site.
The Regal nightclub and music venue in Oxford has been taken over by an evangelical church.
The new owners have a 10-year lease on the building on the Cowley Road with the option to buy the leasehold, which they plan to do as soon as possible.
Some older pics here.
Some older photos of the “Regal” as it was always known, shame it has to be listed as Cannon an insult to cinemas everywhere.
Some photos of the “Collie” after Cinemascope was installed.
Zen nightclub closed Sept 2008 owners looking for new use.
I used to attend bingo here in the early 70’s with my dad they used to have the organ played between bingo sessions. At one point I think they had a second organ installed. Some parts of the projection equipment were still in place but the picture heads and lamphouses had been removed(Kalee).
Hi just to clarify.
Star Wars ran for 2 days in D150 then reverted to STD 70mm I was there 2 days later. View link
If you follow the link above you will also see that no films had there D150 openings at Marble Arch but both The Bible and Patton opened at Casino Cinerama. While I worked at the Arch I was told that there were never any D150 films screened there due to delays in building.
The deep curve screen was replaced by a much more shallower screen for the run of Lawrence in 1989 at the request of David Lean.