Forum Theatre

Lemsford Road,
Hatfield, AL10 0EB

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Opened in 1977, the Forum Theatre, Hatfield, Hertfordshire was not the most attractive of buildings but its facilities were more impressive. It had a large stage with full fly tower and generous foyer space which doubled as an art gallery.

Films soon joined the events presented here on a large screen flown out of sight when not in use. Generally only the balcony (251 seats) was used for film screenings.

After a short and uneventful life, the Forum Theatre was closed and later demolished in 1999/2000. A new multiscreen cinema had opened in a new shopping mall constructed above the A1(M) road out of London. The site of the Forum Theatre is now a car parking plot, next to the Swim Centre.

Contributed by Ian Grundy

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nbphil
nbphil on April 15, 2019 at 6:09 am

The location shown on the map is incorrect. It was on the opposite side of St Albans Road West from the Swim Centre. The site is now a car park which is marked if you zoom in enough. The heating for the Forum came from the Swim Centre. I worked there as a technician from 1978 to 1981. During my time the projector was installed.

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