Focus Cinema

High Street,
Bagillt, CH6 6HE

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Focus Cinema

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Converted from a Chapel, the Regent Cinema was opened in the late-1930’s. Once part of Deeside Entertainments, then Paramount Cinemas of Welshpool(Guy Baker). It became a bingo club, then a scenery store.

Re-opened as a cinema around 1992 and closed Christmas 1995, due to Peter Moore the lessee at the time, being arrested for the murder of four gay men and torturing over 50 more (He was sent to trial, convicted, and given a life sentence). The Focus Cinema opened again for a few weeks by another cinema operator, but closed again.

Sold for housing to be built on the site.

Contributed by Mike Blakemore

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Eric Evans
Eric Evans on May 21, 2012 at 5:25 am

I beleive that the building was a former chapel, with the red bricked frontage added on for conversion into a cinema.

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on May 21, 2012 at 5:41 am

Yes looking at the picture it is very evident.. the rear extention.. looking at the side wall you can see the encased re-inforcements to hold up the balcony. In the foyer you could see the archway of the chapel doorway.

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