Dreamland Cinema

Marine Terrace,
Margate, CT9 1LX

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 23, 2016 at 12:08 pm

The Dreamland Amusement Park re-opened in 2015. The Scenic Railway (roller coaster) is Listed Grade II and there may be another couple of rides listed. The Dreamland Cinema building is Grade II* Listed and the animal cages at the rear are Grade II Listed.

davidcoppock on August 23, 2016 at 9:26 am

Is the Dreamland Amusement Park still there(and operating), and is it Grade 11 listed as well?

ritzman on August 23, 2016 at 8:46 am

3New photos added 1. Original foyer 2. Sunshine Cafe 3. Dreamland cinema from the station end of the prom

The Foyer is about to be restored to its former glory along with the Sunshine cafe above. Restorers are looking to find traces of the original Walpole mural in the cafe.

Buffer on February 9, 2014 at 10:23 am

Interior shows the organ (now silent, 2014) being played in May, 1998.

james2003 on March 11, 2010 at 9:35 am

Reeltime Cinemas subsequently went into administration. However, cinema fans will be pleased to know that two of the cinemas in this part of south-east England, which were managed by that company have survived. They are;

  1. The Carlton – Westgate-On-Sea
  2. Kavanagh – Herne Bay

Sadly the New Century Cinema at Sittingbourne closed along with the Dreamland.

james2003 on October 3, 2008 at 9:46 am

Yet another traditional cinema which has lost out to the onslaught of the multiplex – I wonder who will be next?

smoothie on May 31, 2008 at 2:52 am

Fear not as far as our memories are concerned. The Royal Institute of British Architects has a superb collection of past photos.

Just go to www.ribapix.com

Very simply type in “Dreamland” in the ‘quicksearch’ box on the left.

AdoraKiaOra on May 23, 2008 at 10:17 am

How very, very sad. The black and white photo in the BBC report shows it as stunning place when it first opened.

tates on November 10, 2007 at 8:24 pm

Sad, awful, the end of an era, what more can we say!
How dare they close our Cinema, heartbreaking for me and the rest of the staff. We had to compose ourselves on our final night and try and look happy for our final audience who had come to share an event so special that we will all never forget. It was a truly fantastic place to work, our hearts are still there!

Ian on February 17, 2007 at 12:24 am

And a closer shot of the facade from 1989:–

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 29, 2006 at 2:56 pm

Sorry about the link above not working. Here is a dramatic shot of Marine Terrace, with the huge fin tower of the Dreamland Cinema standing out in the background:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 29, 2006 at 2:07 pm

Some information about the Compton-Noterman organ and a couple of small photographs here: