Rex Cinema

5 Medomsley Road,
Consett, DH8 5HE

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Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on July 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm

A good set of pictures Terry….

terry
terry on July 6, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Two shots of the Front Stalls uploaded. This cinema seemed to be ‘jinxed’ going by what the ‘old timers’ of ABC used to tell me eg the boiler house blowing up and the roof blowing off (Consett is on top of a very high hill).

Anyway, it burned down in 1966 and the story goes that the Manager, George Clark, rang ABC’s Managing Director, Jack Goodlatte in the middle of the night to tell him the bad news only to be asked the question, “Has it burned RIGHT down, Mr Clark?” and, upon being advised that such was the case, the MD was overjoyed…..