Picturedrome Cinema

51 Canada Grove,
Bognor Regis, PO21 1DW

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DavidSimpson on January 27, 2019 at 9:45 pm

On 21st December 2018 the long-awaited fourth screen, built in a £1m extension, opened with “The Grinch” (2018). This was designated Screen 2, leading to the existing Screens 2 and 3 being renumbered as Screens 3 and 4. Seating capacities are: Screen 1:324, Screen 2:102, Screen 3:85 and Screen 4:33. A total of 544.

MovieGeek2013 on July 14, 2013 at 9:33 am

This cinema never operated as a MGM cinema, MGM owned it, but it remained a Cannon Cinema (MGM owned Cannon by the end of the 80’s). When MGM sold their cinemas to Virgin Cinemas, smaller sites like Bognor were sold to ABC Cinemas. This operated as ABC until it sold again to independent company Picturedome Cinemas who installed Dolby Digital Sound in screen 1 ready for the release of Star Wars: Special Editions in 1996. Dolby Surround was added to screen 2. Rest of its history is as above. Must also be noted that both screens now have digital projection but no 3D.

james2003 on February 15, 2010 at 4:33 pm

The Picturedrome’s second screen, which was situated in the upstairs hall opened on 17 August 1984 when it was owned by the Cannon Classic chain. INDIANA JONES & THE TEMPLE OF DOOM was showing in the main screen and STAR TREK 2 was showing in the new smaller screen.

TLSLOEWS on November 24, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Nice name for a movie house,in England they do not tear the old stuff down like us in the U.S.A.

james2003 on March 23, 2009 at 4:39 pm

The new owners of the Picturedrome also acquired the Plaza Cinema in Dorchester at the end of 2008 another cinema which was formerly owned and operated by the Kent based Reeltime Cinemas.

james2003 on May 22, 2007 at 2:10 pm

The Picturedrome has changed hands again recently, this time it has been acquired by an independent operator known as Picturedrome Electric Theatre Co Ltd.