Regent Picturedrome

Leeds Road & Vulcan Street,
Nelson, BB9

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Regent Picturedrome

Located on Leeds Road at the corner of Vulcan Street in Nelson, Lancashire. The Regent Picturedrome was opened on 9th October 1922. It had a 25 feet wide proscenium.

The Regent Picturedrome was closed on 2nd July 1960 and was converted into a bingo club. Last used as a furniture store named Home Desire. It was standing unused and ‘For Sale’ in November 2008, and has since been demolished.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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HJHill on October 19, 2014 at 3:39 am

The Regent Picturedrome opened Monday 9 October 1922 with “Dangerous Lies” and “When A Girl Loves” with Charlie Chaplin.

It ceased being a cinema on Saturday 2 July 1960; showing a double X-certificate horror programme: “Frankenstein’s Daughter” and “The Brain From Planet Arous”. It became a bingo hall.

HJHill on October 24, 2014 at 11:23 am

According to an elderly woman interviewed for the British Library Millennium Memory Bank sound archive, the Regent had a circle.

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