Gypsy Lane and Beeston Park Ring Road,
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Architects: A.V. Montague
Styles: Art Deco
The Rex Cinema was at the bottom of Gypsy Lane at Beeston Park Ring Road, in the Beeston district of Leeds. It was designed by A.V. Montague and built by Mathews and Sons. The modern brick façade had a fin tower feature, which had the word ‘CINEMA’ across the top. Inside the auditorium the proscenium was 30 feet wide.
It opened on Monday 13 Feb 1939 with Gracie Fields in “We’re Going to be Rich”. It was operated by West Leeds Amusements Ltd. and it closed on Saturday 28th 1976. The last films to be shown were Walt Disney’s “The Apple Dumpling Gang” and “The Sword in the Stone.
The Rex Cinema was demolished and a housing estate is now on the site.
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