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ABC Regal
Princess Street

Opened 1934 by ABC, a partial rebuild of the earlier Grand Theatre. 
Architect was CJ McNair. Original seating was for 1,996.
Tripled in 1973, then seating 704 (old balcony); 128; 126.
Closed, 27.5.01. In 2008, was being gutted for conversion into a large sports bar.

ABC Exterior 3

ABC Exterior 2 ABC Box
Exterior pics above courtesy of Graham Kelly; interior pic courtesy of Alan Bunting

Archive photos of the exterior are here and here, and a photo of one of the original projectors is here - all courtesy Andy Simmonds.


Decorative mosaic detail

Rear showing areas of old brickwork
reused  from Grand Theatre

Side entrance to cinema cafe

Image above courtesy of 'dusashenka'

Picture of an entrance to the Grand Theatre:

Image courtesy of the Cinema Theatre Association Archive (Tony Moss Collection)

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