Strand Cinema

30 Church Street,
Market Warsop, NG20 0AJ

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Located in the small Nottinghamshire town of Market Warsop. The Strand Cinema opened in 1936. It was independently operated by the Warsop Theatre Co. Ltd. The Strand Cinema closed in 1961 and became the Strand Bingo Club. The building has a facade of hand-made brick, with a central stone feature. Inside the auditorium there is a curved proscenium, and the building is little altered from its opening.

In March 2011, an application was lodged to demolish the building and build a Tesco supermarket on the site, however in July 2011, the application was withdrawn due to local objections. The Strand Bingo Club was closed on 17th October 2011 when the lease ran out. A new application to demolish and build a supermarket has since been approved, and the building still stands in November 2015.

Contributed by Lost Memory, Ken Roe

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BigTrev
BigTrev on March 9, 2016 at 12:25 am

The design of this cinema is almost perfect to its function, with no waste, simply exactly what is needed for 780 people to watch a film, go to the toilet and buy an ice cream. The interior streamline modern design is just enough to create the sense of occasion and value without going over the top. The amazing facade however is testament to the fact builder / operator were the same and the frontage is as much a show of the builders skill and craftsmanship (Eastwood & Sons) as it is a cinema frontage. Current plans are to demolish the auditorium for a supermarket but retaining the facade, although there is some who want it all demolished because they do not like the look of it!

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