Regent Cinema

85-87 Regent Road,
Great Yarmouth, NR30 2AH

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Regent Cinema

Viewing: Photo | Street View

The Regent Theatre opened on 26th December 1914. It was designed for both cinema and theatre use and has an elegant facade. The auditorium is decorated in a Louis XVI style and has seating in stalls and circle levels. The stage is 30 feet deep and there were four good sized dressing rooms. These facilities have been well used over the years when many live shows were staged. Another facility was the provision of a restaurant, which was located on the first floor

In August 1929 the Regent Cinema was taken over by Associated British Cinemas(ABC) and they operated it for the remainder of its cinematic life. In later years it was equipped to screen 70mm films. The Regent Cinema was closed in September 1982 with Harrison Ford in "Blade Runner". It stood unused for a while and was then converted into a bingo club, which operated as a Mecca Bingo Club until closing on 4th December 2011. It re-opened in summer of 2014 as a show bar and nightclub.

The Regent Cinema is a Grade II Listed building.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

Ian
Ian on January 3, 2008 at 4:57 pm

The Regent survives in good nick – a couple of pictures below taken in 2003 – is this the most decorative projection box in the UK?

View link

View link

Ian
Ian on July 27, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Three interior photos from circa 1986 here:–

View link

View link

View link

rasLXR
rasLXR on September 2, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Some older pics here.

View link

ackers72
ackers72 on April 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm

As of March 2011 it is now no longer the Mecca Bingo and has closed down, what next for this building?

rasLXR
rasLXR on July 11, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Good news The Regent has been opened as a Show Bar and Nightclub.

https://starsgy.co.uk/

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater