Regal Cinema

Castle Circus,
Torquay, TQ1 3JQ

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rasLXR
rasLXR on March 29, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Have uploaded some scanned photos belonging to P. Leach whose father was the Chief Projectionist.

gfdbill
gfdbill on March 28, 2015 at 3:59 pm

When I first started going to the Regal the screen was in 4:3 format. Later they converted it to widescreen when Cinemascope came out. I remember being enthralled by The Dam Busters, and also remember seeing West Side Story there.

gfdbill
gfdbill on March 28, 2015 at 3:55 pm

I was a regular at the Regal from my early years in the 1940’s. They ran Saturday morning kids shows – children only – you couldn’t take your parents! Sometimes they played the organ and we sang the ABC Minor’s song (see youtube). The shows always started with a short cartoon – Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, etc. Or perhaps Bugs Bunny or Sylvester & Tweety Pie. Next was an episode of a serial such as Flash Gordon – great stories, pity about the pathetic special effects! Occasionally they showed a newsreel, but often it was a comedy short – The Three Stooges, or Bowery Boys. Finally the main film. Westerns were very popular. Anything with plenty of action and not too much kissing!

Ian
Ian on April 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Two further images from shortly before demolition, although I thought this was after 1989 … :–

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MikeJC
MikeJC on April 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

It also had a very nice 3manual/11rank Compton organ with an illuminated surround