|Type of record:||Building|
|Name:||Regent Cinema, Regent Road|
This cinema was built in 1914 and remains a rare example of a cinema that has not been altered since it was built. It still retains a stage, dressing rooms and original mouldings. The cinema was also used for live stage entertainment. It was once supposed to be the most luxurious cinema outside London. The artificial stone reliefs are by Crotch and Son of Norwich.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TG 5280 0759|
|Parish:||GREAT YARMOUTH, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK|
Built 1914, once supposed to be the most luxurious cinema outside London. Now a rare example of cinema totally surviving as originally built with dressing rooms for stage performances etc.
See (S1)-(S5) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 7 May 1982.
See (S6) for full description including the interesting information that the artificial stone reliefs are by Crotch and Son of Norwich, not a firm such as Burmantofts as one might expect.
E. Rose (NLA), 28 April 1999.
- CINEMA (World War One to Modern - 1914 AD to 2050 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1999. TG 5207ACS. |
|---||Article in serial: Ashbourne, T.. 2006. Frederick Cooper.. Yarmouth Archaeology. p 13 ff. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary file. |
|<S1>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1982. Move to preserve Yarmouth cinema. 6 May. |
|<S2>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1982. Regent hides wealth of Edwardian extravaganza. 13 May. 2. |
|<S3>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1982. Whitehall lifeline for cinema. 28 October. |
|<S4>||Newspaper Article: Yarmouth Mercury. 1982. Regent may be saved. 3 September. |
|<S5>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985. A masterpiece (photograph of the Regent Cinema,circa 1914). 18 April. |
|<S6>||Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest. |
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