ABC Kingston upon Thames

22-30 Richmond Road,
Kingston upon Thames, KT2 5ED

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TweedleDee
TweedleDee on April 20, 2014 at 8:16 pm

I remember this place well. Saw many films there in 1966-70. I live in the US now, so I’d really appreciate updates on what becomes of this fine old building. Here’s a blog post I wrote that’s somewhat on topic:https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8393593#allposts/postNum=0

LenGazzard
LenGazzard on December 9, 2013 at 7:39 am

OBJECT NOW! Planning permission has been applied for and is open for comment at:– http://maps.kingston.gov.uk/isis_main/planning/Planning_DETAIL.aspx?strCASENO=1313017 DEADLINE is 3rd JANUARY 2014

LenGazzard
LenGazzard on November 18, 2013 at 9:12 am

URGENT! “SAVE The Regal Kingston” Please sign the petition of Kingston Regal Arts Association at www.change.org to stop CNM Estates disastrous plans for the redevelopment of the interior of this Grade II listed Theatre.

DaveChessington
DaveChessington on September 14, 2013 at 10:34 am

In the 1960’s a very fine sound system was in place and I remember seeing 2001 A Space Odyssey and Le Manns and the sound was specacular and realistic. I have not heard better cinema sound since including Odean Leicester Square. Modern cinema sound is too loud too base heavy and not a patch on what I used to hear at the Regel

JimLin
JimLin on November 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm

The Regal on 14th November 2011:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brighton/6351316802/in/photostream/#/photos/brighton/6351316802/in/photostream/lightbox/

JL

Baza
Baza on April 26, 2011 at 9:43 am

Walked past building today and noticed that the architects plaque has been uncovered during the stripping paint off the lower walls. It just says “Robert Cromie 1932”. I hope it’s left on display whatever happens to the building.
Urwin.

woody
woody on December 22, 2010 at 9:23 am

more photography from 28 Days Later website showing the internal demolition of this supposed Listed Building???

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woody
woody on December 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm

looks like internal demolition has been occuring, bare rubble floor, interior stripped and stage area roofless by the look of it!!
a large chunk of the proscenium smashed off too
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 28, 2010 at 9:49 am

Vintage photographs, and details about the Wurlitzer organ and its console:
http://www.ukwurlitzer.co.cc/2174.html

kevinp
kevinp on June 6, 2010 at 10:35 am

some great writing and pictures here from ian g

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kevinp
kevinp on June 6, 2010 at 10:35 am

2.25 million pounds and it’s yours !!!

LouiseC
LouiseC on May 5, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Noted today that the Gala club is now closed and the building is shuttered up.

JimLin
JimLin on September 13, 2009 at 8:03 am

The Regal’s Wurlitzer Organ being played at the Brentford Musical Museum in August 2009.

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Ian
Ian on July 27, 2008 at 11:08 am

Three more photos from 1988 here:–

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smoothie
smoothie on May 18, 2008 at 5:26 am

One of those one-in-a-million unrelated subject photos with our topic in the frame!(1970?):–

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 13, 2007 at 6:09 pm

A set of photographs of the Gala Bingo Club (former Regal Cinema):
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 11, 2007 at 8:18 pm

An exterior photograph from 1988:
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A view of what is now the bingo auditorium as seen from the stage:
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