Regent Cinema

Stockport Road,
Marple, SK6 6BJ

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Regent Marple

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Originally built as the Union Rooms in Marple, a small town close to Stockport, Cheshire (now part of Greater Manchester). It was converted into a cinema to the designs of architect R. Sampson and the Regent Cinema opened on 22nd August 1931 with Renate Muller in “Sunshine Suzie”, and a total seating capacity of 545. There was a small stage 6 feet deep and two dressing rooms. The proscenium was 18 feet wide. The Regent Cinema was closed on 3rd August 1968.

In 1969 a new owner refurbished the Regent Cinema and it re-opened in May 1969 as the New Regent Cinema with 285 seats. It has been operating ever since.

Contributed by Lost Memory, Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 7, 2008 at 2:01 pm

A May 2008 photograph of the Regent Cinema, Marple:
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