ABC Maidenhead

Bridge Avenue,
Maidenhead, SL6 1RR

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ABC Maidenhead

Opened as the Rialto Theatre on 31st October 1927, with Ramon Navarro in “Ben Hur”. In August 1928 it was taken over by Union Cinemas, and they were taken over by Associated British Cinemas(ABC) in October 1937. It was re-named ABC in the early-1960’s. It was closed in May 1985 and has since been demolished.

An office block has been built on the site, which contains space for two cinemas, but they were never opened.

Contributed by Nick Halliday

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Ian on February 21, 2010 at 2:16 am

The Rialto opened on 31st October 1927 and was designed by Robert Cromie. It was independently operated until Union took over the theatre in 1928 and subsequently it became part of the ABC circuit. It had around 1,262 seats and was never sub-divided. Renamed ABC in 1960, it was replaced by offices with two cinema spaces in the basement which were not fitted out and the theatres never opened.

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