Robins Cinema

6 Park Way,
Newbury, RG14 1EE

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Techwreckie on June 12, 2016 at 4:51 am

This has now opened as a gym again, under the BST Fitness brand. There’s not much left of the cinema inside, but you can see the proscenium arch at the front of the upstairs gym area.

m1dlg on August 31, 2014 at 5:46 pm

The details here are slightly incorrect. The cinema was a Robins cinema in 96, I seem to recall it was also a Robins in 94 as I saw Frankenstein there in 94, well the first half, I nodded off halfway through (I had been working for 14 hours prior to seeing the film!). I’d swear it was a Robins then. I worked there in 96, possibly late 95 but not 100% sure. It was still a Robins in 98. The building was quite tired and required a lot of maintenance – the roof leaked badly, and the lack of working heating meant hiring a large industrial heater that filled the building with diesel fumes during the winter. Despite the wages being only £2.50 ph, I worked there for the love of the job and not to be paid. I enjoyed every day of it. I’m pretty sure it was still a Robins until the minimum wage laws came in.

Mike_Blakemore on August 15, 2014 at 7:29 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

westfieldjeff on August 15, 2014 at 12:57 am

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