Vista Cinema

19 Warminster Road,
Westbury, BA13

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Vista Cinema

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Located in Westbury, Wiltshire. The Vista Cinema was opened around 1920. Around 1930 it was equipped with an AWH sound system. The owner Mr. C. Rowe took over the Palace Cinema in Warminster. The Vista Cinema was operated by C. Rowe until 1948, when it was taken over by the J.F. Emery Circuit of Manchester.

The Vista Cinema received second run Pathe News cross overs, from the Cardiff Vaults, in the early-1960’s. It was later independently operated and began part-time bingo in the early-1970’s, going over to full time bingo before 1980.

In late-1988, the building was damaged by fire and only the facade remained standing. It has since been demolished.

Contributed by Editha Pearce, Ken Roe

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dericbotham on January 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm

I visited this rather sad little cinema in 1974 to see a showing of the film Woodstock. I recall that it was very tired and on its last legs. It showed films only three days a week the remainder was used for Bingo. The posters were designed locally in red and blue. On the night I visited there were about 20 patrons.

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