Regent Cinema

189 Church Street,
Blackpool, FY1 3NY

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friendstheregent on June 17, 2013 at 2:03 pm

The Regent’s future has been secured with a trust now set up to restore the building back to as close as it was when first built- major works are under way at present (june 2013) to remove all additions before evaluation and restoration commences.

felixgarnet on March 3, 2013 at 1:14 pm

The Regent has been saved! A local bidder paid £100,000 for her and has plans to refurb and create an antiques hall. :-D Please join the new FaceBook group The Regent Cinema Blackpool!

Ian on February 10, 2013 at 1:54 am

The Regent is offered at auction with a guide price of £60,000 later this month.

“FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION ON FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2013 AT 11AM, AT THE MCDONALD TICKLED TROUT HOTEL, PRESTON NEW ROAD, PRESTON, PR5 0UJ. PRICE GUIDE: £60,000 – £70,000Extensive two storey former Regent Cinema, more recently used as Riley’s, bar, pool and snooker hall. The property was built in the early 20th Century and is of brick built construction with decorated tiled frontage located on the corner of Church Street and Regent Road in a superb Town Centre location. The property has a tall three storey domed tower with ornate parapet walls. Internally and externally the property requires extensive renovation works and comprises a large pool hall with bar area and WC’s, two snooker rooms, a large disused theatre, cellar and boiler room.”

The signs are not good …

BlackpoolGhosts on January 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Regent still has roof, opening and intact. felix is indeed correct and this is up for auction very soon. false floors and orig decor still left, all I need is a lottery win now…

Ian on December 7, 2012 at 1:37 am

In 2012 the Regent is unused, the snooker hall appears to have closed circa 2010.

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Ian on January 6, 2008 at 11:07 am

Two photographs of the Regent – in between bingo and snooker – here:–

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BigTrev on October 22, 2007 at 10:03 am

One of the most distinctive features of this cinema was an opening roof! The building costruction is unusual reinforced concrete beams with a virtually flat roof with no roof void. A hole in the roof was then covered with a structure with sliding panels, leading to possible “al fresco” viewing of films.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 17, 2007 at 2:47 am

felixgarnet;Many thanks for your observations on this building. Amendments will be made to the opening description.

felixgarnet on July 16, 2007 at 9:00 pm

The Regent Cinema was certainly not “single floored”! It had a circle on the first floor of approximately 200 seats AND a tiny back circle to the left. There were ladies and gents toilets at the end of the right and left hand walkways and a staff room with a tiny kitchen at the back. I loved that place, was an usherette there in 1970-71 and was brokenheated when it became a Bingo hall. I’ll send a picture soon – most of the tiles are still intact but the first few feet of the building have been coated in a white concrete-type substance. Best wishes and thank you for the site!