Kino Cinema

17-19 Commercial Road,
Leven, KY8 4LE

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Regent, Commercial Road, Leven

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The Regent Cinema opened in 1922 and was operated by the local independent Fifeshire Cinema Company. Designed by the architectural firm Roden & Anderson, the exterior has a Classical ‘church-like’ style, but the interior is decorated in an Art Deco style. Seating was provided in stalls and circle levels. The proscenium was 30 feet wide.

It is listed as open in 1966, but has gone from listings in 1980. By 1990 it was operating as an independent bingo club named the Kingsway Bingo Club. Later it was operated as a Gala Bingo Club. which closed around 2011. A community group took over the building and it re-opened as a cinema, but they ran into financial difficulties, and it closed in April 2013.

In September 2014, the owner of the Kino Cinema, Glenrothes was interested in reopening the Regent Cinema and it re-opened as the Kino Cinema in early-2015.

On 28th September 1999, Historic Scotland designated the Regent Cinema a Grade C(s) Listed building.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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KikiFan on February 15, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Do you know what year this photo is from? I currently work here and it’s due to close next month but im looking for any old pics from the place and saw this one but would like to know the year plus if there’s anymore pics out there from the early days?

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