ABC Leigh

Spinning Jenny Way,
Leigh, WN7

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Located at the corner of Spinning Jenny Way and King Street, in the Greater Manchester district of Leigh. The Regal Cinema opened on 25th June 1938, and was designed in the typical Art Deco style practiced by Associated British Cinemas(ABC) in-house architect W.R. Glen. Seating was provided for 1,068 in the stalls and 498 in the circle.

The Regal Cinema was re-named ABC in around 1962. It was closed on 4th January 1969. Converted into a bingo club from April 1969, it continued with this use for over twenty years.

Bingo ceased around 1990, and the building became derelict and unused. It was demolished in the mid-1990’s, and the side has been re-developed.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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KenRoe
KenRoe on July 30, 2010 at 3:57 am

A vintage photograph of the Regal Cinema, soon after its 1938 opening:
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KenRoe
KenRoe on July 30, 2010 at 4:12 am

Two vintage photographs of the Regal Cinema auditorium in 1938:
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The Regal Cinema in 1951:
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As the ABC in March 1964:
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As the newly opened ABC Bingo Club in April 1969:
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