53-59 Main Street,
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Opened in 1932 and designed by Albert Gardner. The Orient Cinema had a tower feature in the centre of the facade over the entrance which was in a Moorish style. Inside the auditorium, seating was provided in stalls and circle. There were minature plaster buildings along the side walls, all in a Moorish theme with minorets etc. The ceiling was a dark blue sky. It had a stage 25 feet deep, with three dressing rooms and a 40 feet wide proscenium opening. Another feature was the cafe for the convenience of patrons.
The auditorium underwent a modification in 1954 when Cinemascope was installed. The proscenium area was given an Art Deco style treatment and the Moorish atmospheric buildings and trappings were removed.
It closed as a cinema in 1983 and became a Top Flight Bingo Club and when this closed it became a nightclub but since that closed, the building is now derelict.
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