Regent Cinema

Castle Street,
Bristol, BS1

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Opened 30 July 1928 with 2,014 seats in stalls and balcony and a Wurlitzer 2Manual/8Rank organ opened by Frank Matthews. It also had full stage facilities and a cafe. Opening attraction was “The Magic Flame” starring Ronald Colman and Vilma Banky. Built for Provincial Cinematograph Theatres(PCT), construction took two years and it was taken over by Gaumont British Theatres in the early-1930’s. It was considered one of the best cinemas in Bristol at that time.

The building was destroyed by German bombs on 24 November 1940 and what was left was finally demolished in 1963.

Contributed by Graeme McBain

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 15, 2008 at 3:07 am

Three vintage photographs of the Regent Cinema.
Castle Street and exterior:
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Wurlitzer organ in the spotlight:
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Auditorium interior:
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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 30, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Another exterior view of the Regent can be seen here and one of the rear of the auditorium can be seen here.

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