ABC Hove

193 Portland Road,
Hove, BN3 5JB

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RHScottSpencer on March 15, 2013 at 11:40 am

I am sorry to hear that this building as been demolished. I worked at this theatre/cinema as a relief projectionist for EMI. It had a large stage with the dimmer board on the stage left and dressing rooms to the rear of the stage but had no fire curtian nor was there much of a fly tower.It was used as a bingo hall for some years but never paid it way and closed. It stood unuse for some years and started to fall apart, demolition was the only out come..

Mikalob on June 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I should update to say I have many hours of footage and a lot of photos from inside before it was torn down.

Mikalob on June 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm

here is my film about the building…Latest offering from Seeded Thought Films :–)

70mmbobbyj on April 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

A recent photo on the 28Dayslatter web site show the demolition of this cinema.

AdoraKiaOra on September 11, 2008 at 4:42 pm

The Theatres Trust have now have the application for demolition!
Such a shame its gone to look so neglected since that 1986 picture was taken.
It would be great to get some interior pics before it disappears.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 8, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Here is another exterior view.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 16, 2008 at 5:27 pm

This is what the building looks like as of June 2008 and here is another view.

KenRoe on June 16, 2008 at 4:59 pm

A September 2003 photograph of the then recently closed Gala Bingo Club and further details:

Ian on June 16, 2008 at 3:23 pm

A 1986 photo of the Granada on bingo here:–

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 16, 2008 at 3:19 pm

Thanks to Ken Roe for the great introduction above. Photos and additional information can be found here.