Regal Cinema

Marlborough Square,
Coalville, LE67 3WD

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Regal Cinema

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Built on the site the Olympia Picture House, the Regal Cinema had a brick and artificial stone facade with a pylon on the right to accommodate the entrance. Fountain motifs here were repeated inside the two-level auditorium as ante-proscenium grilles above balconettes, lit by Holophane colour lighting. Foyer murals of Italian gardens were by scenic artist George Legge of Bryan’s Adamanta, Birmingham. The projectors were Ernemanns, and sound by Western Electric. The former Olympia’s stage house was retained but heightened with a grid, and the stage used for both professional and local shows.

The Regal Cinema opened on 2nd November 1933 with the double bill programme; Albert Burdon in “Letting In the Sunshine” and Clifford Mollison in “The Lucky Number”. It was operated by Charles & George Deeming.

The Regal Cinema closed on 14th May 1960 with Peter Sellers in “Two Way Stretch” and Reed De Rouen in “Naked Fury”. It stood empty for a while and then was converted into Coalville Casino Club from 19th April 1963. In July 1992 it was sold to Flutters Bingo Club’s and remains in that use today.

Contributed by Mervyn Gould

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HelenMound
HelenMound on May 9, 2009 at 11:40 am

The Regal Cinema in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire still retains its George Legge murals.

http://www.regaltenbury.co.uk/

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Thanks HappyHelen; The Regal Cinema, Tenbury Wells has its own page here:
/theaters/22568/

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