ABC Walton-on-Thames

New Zealand Avenue,
Walton-on-Thames, KT12

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Ambak
Ambak on November 10, 2017 at 2:33 am

The Regal can be seen in several movies of the fifties/sixties including The Sound Barrier and several B movies shot at Walton studios. One of these, The Third Alibi, also has a scene shot in the foyer.

Jeffrey Morris
Jeffrey Morris on August 12, 2017 at 3:14 am

The iconic façade and entrance is partially visible when the steps and entrance to the Regal are featured for a brief few moments in the 1959 feature film The Price of Silence with Gordon Jackson meeting Maya Koumani and the visiting the Regal café. The film also starred the lovely June Thorburn before her devastating accident.

Another criminal demolition of an impressive cinema.

goodshow
goodshow on January 16, 2016 at 4:24 am

As an added compliment to the photo in the profile gallery with the two-tone car parked opposite, have uploaded a photo of the feature showing at the time, “JetStorm” directed by Cy Endfield.

This 1959 film had its out of London release some two-thirds of the year through 1959 so the picture date would be around August/September of that year.

Soulcharger
Soulcharger on January 16, 2016 at 3:36 am

I lived in Walton on Thames from about 1967 to 1979 ans was a regular at the Regal/ABC in New Zealand avenue. What a wonderful piece of art deco architecture what a loss when demolished in the 1970s.