Studio Cinema

181 Queensway,
Bletchley, MK2 2DZ

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The Studio Cinema was opened on 5th October 1936 with Gary Cooper in "Mr. Deeds Goes To Town". All seating was on a single level, and lighting in the auditorium was concealed in troughs. It was independently operated, but was soon taken over by the Shipman & King circuit.

In 1967, it was taken over by ABC/Thorn EMI. The Studio Cinema was closed on 9th December 1986 with Sigourney Weaver in “Alien”. It was a casualty of the opening of the UK’s first multiplex, the 10-screen Point at nearby Milton Keynes. It was demolished and shops and housing was built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Buffer on August 18, 2014 at 9:01 am

The Studio was designed by EB Parkinson of Huntingdon, who also designed the Studios in Hassocks and Elstree. The proprietors were Walter Fletcher and Charles Barnett.

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