Regent Cinema

54-62 Dean Road,
South Shields, NE33 4DZ

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terry on June 16, 2016 at 10:30 pm

1964 photo uploaded of this, the largest of South Shields' cinemas, showing ‘The Fall of the Roman Empire’ in 1964

geordielad on September 2, 2014 at 11:00 am

It closes on Sept 14 2014

ArtDirector on April 18, 2014 at 1:33 pm

This was the last cinema built in South Shields before WWII. Unlike most UK cinemas it had a box-office that opened directly onto the pavement between the main entrance doors. It also had an unusual diamond-shaped auditorium. It was regularly used by the local operatic society as a theatre until the bingo management made alterations that made further theatrical use impossible. It used to have split weeks with two different programmes each week. The house lights were not on a dimmer. There were two sets of neon tubes in the ceiling, one red and one white. When the performance was due to start the white lights went out followed by the red ones. The red ones came on at the end of the performance followed by the white ones. It looked very slick. It was a very pleasant venue in which to watch a film programme.

geordielad on December 11, 2013 at 11:52 am

Timber nailed to ceiling oops

geordielad on December 11, 2013 at 11:51 am

Go in every Tuesday for bingo.they have disconnected alllights in circle.and not doing any maintenance.leak in roof if not fixed dampness in circle walls and timer mailed to ceiling to stop ceiling collapsing greedy when they make good Profit but let old clubs which made them rich die

TLSLOEWS on May 19, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Thanks for the photo Ken Roe.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 19, 2010 at 5:32 pm

A night view of the former Regent Cinema in August 1997:
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