Regal Cinema

23-27 Tamworth Street,
Lichfield, WS13 6JP

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Eric Evans
Eric Evans on December 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm

We had many a run in with the fire officers, if they happened to visit our place first of an evening the then chief would send me down to the other cinema in town that he was on the prowl ! I still like the idea of a fire escape from the box though, it’s not just a fire in the proj room that could get you, especially at our place, one would have to use the same stairs as the audience.

Mike_Blakemore on December 17, 2012 at 8:42 am

Under the current Act of Parliment there needs only to be one entrance into the Projection Box.. Providing the Cinema do’s not show a nitrate print.. I had a Disagreement with a Birmingham Fire Officer over this point. So I got the Home Office Technical man up to deal with it.. The Fire office told him he was wrong.. Great Fun happened.. Fun to watch.. Fire officer left with is tail between his legs :o)

Eric Evans
Eric Evans on December 17, 2012 at 5:40 am

Thanks Mike, must have been nice to know the fire escape was there, as where I worked The Town Hall Cinema in Pwllheli had none, and was almost twice as high. They did build one in the seventies but only down to a room underneath the flat roof, so you’re still inside the building.

Mike_Blakemore on December 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

It is just a fire escape. Main entrance to the Projection Box is internal..

Eric Evans
Eric Evans on December 16, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I was in Litchfield on my first ever visit today,I’ve uploaded a couple of photos.I was surprised to see that the steps up to the box has no barrier,rather tempting & hazardous for children I would have thought. I wonder if this was the only entrance to the projection suite or just a fire escape.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 7, 2011 at 10:17 am

The former Regal Cinema, photographed in July 2008:
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An Autumn 2009 photograph of the rear of the auditorium:
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