Regal Cinema

High Street,
Rhyl, LL18

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Regal Cinema

The Regal Cinema was built by Rhyl Entertainments Ltd. in the centre of this North Wales seaside resort. It was opened on 27th December 1937 with Ramon Navaro in “The Sheik Steps Out”. Seating was provided in stalls and circle levels. On each side of the 40 feet wide proscenium opening were four columns which were edged by an alcove and another two columns adjacent to the auditorium side-walls. Lighting in the auditorium was via the Holophane system.

In 1954, it was the first cinema in the town to be equipped with CinemaScope and by adding the wider screen, an inner column on each side of the proscenium was removed. It was closed in December 1962, and was soon demolished and a supermarket and shops were built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Mike_Blakemore on March 22, 2012 at 11:06 am

Photo Information. I have cheated with Photo. I have used the Palace Conways auditorium picture. The only Difference, Colwyn Foukes Stretched the plans to nearly double. The band across the pros had Star Signs.. with a clock in the Middle.. As A child I always wondered how they altered the time.. Colwyn Foukes used the same basic design in Plaza Flint Plaza.. Queensferry… Luxor Llanrwst

Mike_Blakemore on June 19, 2012 at 3:58 am

To Shaun… Thanks for putting the exterior and Foyer pics on… Plaza Flint was similar but smaller frontage..

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