ST5445 : The Wells Regal Cinema

taken 10 years ago, near to Wells, Somerset, Great Britain

The Wells Regal Cinema
The Wells Regal Cinema
The Regal Cinema is an Art Deco building which was Grade II listed in 1994. It was built by the independent Regal Wells Company Ltd. and opened on 12th November 1935. Seating was provided for 420 in the stalls and 160 in the balcony. The Regal also had a fully equipped stage which was 45 feet deep with a proscenium opening of 28 feet wide, along with four dressing rooms.

The Cinema was taken over by the Clifton Cinema Circuit of Birmingham from July 1938 and they operated it for many years. It screened its last film in January 1993 and then became a full time bingo club, which closed in around 1997.

In 2003 a Public Entertainment License was granted for the building to become a nightclub, and it is now known as 'Kudos'.

It is currently on the local Mendip District Council 'Historic Buildings at Risk Register'.
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ST5445, 304 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 January, 2008
Category
Cinema (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 546 454 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:12.3597N 2:39.0751W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 546 454
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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