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Located on the corner of Broadway and Strode Crescent. The Argosy Cinema was opened on 29th January 1936 with Jack Buchanan in "Brewster’s Millions". Built for and operated by East Kent Cinemas Ltd., the building had a hexagonal tower on the left of the facade. Inside the auditorium there was a 33 feet wide proscenium and a 14 feet stage with two dressing rooms. The Argosy Cinema also had a cafe for the convenience of its patrons.
Taken over by the Lou Morris chain, it was taken over by the Essoldo Cinemas chain in 1947. The Argosy Cinema was closed by Essoldo in 1968, and it was converted into a bingo club, which remains open in 2010.
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