Robins Cinema

15 North Road,
Durham, DH1 4SH

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terry
terry on February 13, 2016 at 7:53 am

Photo of the Christie Organ uploaded.

Buffer
Buffer on November 15, 2014 at 12:52 am

In Nov 2014 it was empty again, with a short lived Chinatown Buffet the last user.

William Mewes
William Mewes on March 11, 2012 at 10:26 am

Here is a Post Card from 1909 with a view of The North Road. You can see the tower of the Miners Hall.

1909 Post Card

William Mewes
William Mewes on July 17, 2011 at 10:03 am

PS wgmewes and scruffywilber are the same person. I closed my old eMail account and couldn’t remember my password for this site so I set up a new ID.

William Mewes
William Mewes on April 21, 2011 at 7:47 am

Here are two photos from April 2011.
The view hasn’t changed much since September 2008.
The main difference being that the Pub/Night Club has changed name.

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Grainger
Grainger on October 15, 2008 at 5:23 pm

Here is a shot I took on September 28th 2008 I am posting this now because I am moving all of my images over to Flickr and closing my photobucket account.

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Ian
Ian on April 30, 2006 at 10:28 pm

Photo of the cinema under Classic here :–

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 29, 2005 at 4:21 am

The Regal Cinema was built on land next to the Miners Hall and opened on 27th March 1934 with Slim Summerville and Zasu Pitts starring in “Her First Mate”. The architect was S. Stevenson, original seating capacity was for 1,090 and the building included a ballroom and billiard hall. It was equipped with a Christie organ which was opened by Herbert Maxwell.

The Robins Cinema closed on 5th January 2003 screening “The Lord of the Rings-The Two Towers”, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”, “Die Another Day” and Sweet Home Alabama".