Camelot Cinema

The Crescent,
Newquay, TR7 1DS

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DavidSimpson on August 21, 2013 at 5:34 am

Despite the date in the camera data, my photograph was taken in July 2013.

Biffaskin on March 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I worked at the Camelot for the summer season when Mr Norman Whale operated the cinema, along with the Plaza in Truro. Jurassic Park came out as the blockbuster film, and it was very very very busy every day all summer. Still seated a little over 700 patrons then. Yhe only part of the original Pavilion, was the basement and the two towers either side of the main entrance.

The decor was orange and brown, very 1970s! That said, it was a great cinema, capable of showing 70mm prints, with the screen size to match! Just a real shame that WTW Cornish Cinemas didn’t come in time to save this cinema as well as the Plaza Truro.

keiths on March 30, 2009 at 10:55 am

It was certainly an unusual looking place as a cinema. Has it retained its exterior appearance?

abcman on September 30, 2008 at 8:55 am

Saw ‘The Professionals’ here in the summer of 1967 when the Cinema was still called the Pavilion.

Ian on September 12, 2007 at 5:25 pm

Photo from 1977 here:–

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