Regal Cinema

19 High Street,
Crowle, DN17 4LD

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Regal Cinema

Located in Crowle, north Lincolnshire, to the west of Scunthorpe. The Picture House was opened in 1922. It had a 16 feet wide proscenium. In the early-1930’s, it was equipped with a Visaphone sound system. By 1937, it had been equipped with a Morrison sound system.

Around 1938, it was modernised in an Art Deco style and was re-named Regal Cinema. It now had a New Imperial Symphonic sound system. In the mid-1950’s it was equipped with CinemaScope and the proscenium was widened to 25 feet. A Western Electric(WE) sound system had been installed.

The Regal Cinema was still open in 1966, but had closed by 1980. It was operated as an independent cinema throughout it life by J. Spivey & Sons.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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regal1987 on September 30, 2013 at 8:09 am

building still exists as of 2013 and is used as a tesco express

angust on November 6, 2016 at 6:40 pm

Strictly the Picture House was the cinema that Joe Spivey ran in the Market Hall at Crowle before the Regal was constructed. The cinema in Crowle Market Hall had originally been by John Lovelace sometime shortly before the outbreak of World War One. More information at

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