ABC Newbury

6 Park Way,
Newbury, RG14 1EE

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ABC Newbury

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Located in Newbury, Berkshire. The Forum Cinema was opened in September 1939. It was taken over by Associated British Cinemas(ABC) on 30th August 1943, and operated by their Mayfair Circuit.

It was re-named ABC in 1964. The ABC was closed on 29th July 1972 to be twinned, re-opening on 26th October 1972 with a 484-seat cinema in the former circle and an Alpha Bingo Club operating in the former stalls area. The cinema was taken over by the Cannon Group in 1986 and it was re-named Cannon. The bingo club was closed in 1988. The Cannon Group was taken over by MGM in 1993, but this cinema retained the Cannon name. The Cannon Cinema was closed on 20th April 1995. The building was converted in a gymnasium/fitness club which was closed on 30th June 2014.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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westfieldjeff on August 15, 2014 at 2:57 am

Can someone please confirm the name of the architect for this cinema.

Mike_Blakemore on August 15, 2014 at 9:29 am

It would be very interesting to find out. To me it stylisticly looks like a David Evelyn Nye. design.. Who did Our Regal Cinema Marlow

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