Rex Cinema

Victoria Road West and North Farm Road,
Hebburn, NE31

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Located in Hebburn, County Durham, South Tyneside, at the corner of Victoria Road West and North Farm Road. The Rex Cinema was built to replace the burnt down Theatre Royal, and opened on 5th May 1955 with Rock Hudson in “Magnificent Obsession”.

By December 1969 it was a cine/bingo operation. The Rex Cinema showed its last film John Wayne in “The Undefeated” on 26th January 1970. It became the Crown Bingo Club which continued to operate into the 1970’s.

The building has since been demolished and the Willowdene Care Home has been built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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bluebanana on August 27, 2016 at 10:43 pm

The Rex was built to replace the Theatre Royal in Prince Consort Road which burnt down in around 1950, the Rex was built on a vacant t business site by the Dawes Brothers who ran a number of cinemas on Tyneside

bluebanana on February 3, 2021 at 9:17 am

Strictly speaking the although the cinema became a bingo hall in 1970 I am sure it showed childrens matinees for a few months afterwards in 1970 on a Saturday afternoon

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