ABC Coatbridge

1 Ellis Street,
Coatbridge, ML5 3AA

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Regal/ABC, Coatbridge

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The Regal Cinema was opened on 17th February 1936 with 1,958 seats in stalls and balcony levels. It was built for and operated by Associated British Cinemas(ABC), and designed by their in-house architect Charles J. McNair.

It was renamed ABC in 1963 and was closed on 9th December 1972, to be split in two. A bingo club was created in the former stalls area and a 510 seat cinema created in the former balcony area.

The ABC Cinema was closed on 22nd January 1983 and was converted into a snooker club. The downstairs bingo club remained open for many years. It too has now closed and Riley’s Snooker Club has moved down into this space.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 30, 2009 at 4:39 pm

A vintage photograph of the ABC Coatbridge in October 1963:
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