Cannon Shanklin

8 High Street,
Shanklin, PO37 6LB

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popcorn_pete on June 25, 2016 at 7:37 am

The Regal opened on 22 August 1932, the rather drab-looking replacement is in business use.

DavidSimpson on August 26, 2015 at 12:13 am

As can be seen from my photographs, the Regal was completely derelict when the CTA visited in April 1999.

cinemafan78 on April 1, 2014 at 10:12 am

The Regal closed on October 3rd 1986, last film being Poltergeist 2.

keiths on October 28, 2013 at 3:59 am

When was it actually demolished?

cinemafan78 on October 20, 2013 at 7:20 am

The Regal closed in Oct ‘86. It didn’t get boarded up till '93.

keiths on June 2, 2009 at 6:47 am

I was in Shanklin in 1990 by which time the building was definitely not boarded up. I was able to look through the front doors, but got the shock of my life when I realised the foyer floor had been removed to reveal nothing but a deep void, which was quite scary!

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on January 26, 2008 at 11:27 am

Ken… Many thanks for the added info. Also the nice photo from “flickr”

Ian on January 18, 2008 at 12:43 am

A photo of the Regal, taken circa 1972, can be found here:–

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