Regent Cinema

132 Lord Street,
Fleetwood, FY7 6LH

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Regent Cinema

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Originally built in 1855 as a Wesleyan Chapel. It was converted into the 450-seat Empress Picturedrome cinema, opening around August 1912. It was closed in 1918, but re-opened in 1921 and continued as a silent cinema until around 1931.

It re-opened in 1935 as the Regent Cinema. The frontage had been entirely re-clad in white tiles, and the seating capacity increased to 720.

In the 1960’s, the Regent Cinema was taken over by the Hutchinson Cinemas chain of Burnley. It was tripled in the 1970’s, with the screens having a seating capacity of 110 and 150 and 190.

The Regent Cinema was closed on 18th May 1983. It was later demolished and a building on the site in 2009 contains branches of Barclay’s Bank and Thomson Holidays.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 28, 2009 at 12:59 pm

The Regent Cinema can be seen behind the Blackpool tram on its way to the Fleetwood terminus in 1979:
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Denise on April 4, 2012 at 9:57 am

we use to name it the flea pit,it was ok I saw elvis in the film, wild in the country.

Wayne on December 30, 2016 at 12:58 pm

I worked there as assistant manager(Wayne)1977 later became projectionist on the long runners running all 3 cinemas my dad Fred Moore was the manager up to it being demolished in 1983.

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