Queen's Cinema

Albert Road,
Sandown, PO36 8AN

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Queen's Cinema

Located in Sandown on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England. The Queen’s Cinema was Sandown’s only ‘purpose built’ cinema opening on 6th December 1928 with 583 seats divided into stalls and circle. The proscenium width was 28ft. Two Siemens silent projectors adapted for sound by Western Electric were provided and remained until the end. (They are believed to survive at a private residence).

Originally owned and operated by Mr. A. Hill of “Stonelands” Ryde, the Queen’s Cinema passed to his Isle of Wight Theatres Group during the early-1930’s and thence from October 1965 to Star Cinemas (Leeds) who opened it only during the summer season. Star Cinemas became part of the Cannon Group who closed it on September 27 1985, the last film being “Friday the 13th V”. It was converted into a snooker club and the building was demolished and replaced in 1989 by a block of flats named Ashborne Court.

Contributed by LenGazzard

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cinemafan78 on April 1, 2014 at 10:16 am

Queens didn’t close until September 27th 1985. Last film was Friday the 13th part V.

popcorn_pete on July 1, 2016 at 4:56 pm

Opening date of the cinema was 6 December 1928.

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