Studio X & Studio 2

77 London Street,
Reading, RG1 4QA

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Located in Reading, Berkshire. The Studios 1 & 2 were upstairs on the first floor of a building adjacent to and part of the former Olympia Ballroom which became the Olympia Bingo Club. The two-screens each had 100 seats and were opened by the Leeds based Star Cinemas chain on 19th July 1972.

In 1975 Studio 1 became Studio X, a members only cinema playing uncensored adult films. Studio 2 continued playing regular films. Both Studio’s closed on 18th February 1978.

The spaces have become part of the Shenai Olympia Ballroom, which is now used for wedding receptions and special events.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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