34 Endless Street,
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Everyman Cinema Club (Official)
Operated by: Everyman Media Group
Previously operated by: Associated British Cinemas Ltd.
Architects: William Riddell Glen
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Regal Cinema, ABC
The Regal Cinema was built for Associated British Cinemas(ABC) and opened on 22nd February 1936 with Shirley Temple in “Captain January” and Joseph Schmidt in “A Star Fell From Heaven”.
A plain building both inside and out, the exterior finish is in red Accrington brick with a white terra cotta tiled finish at street level. The auditorium is quite plain with the only décor being the plasterwork grilles on the splay walls. The ceiling is smooth plaster which gently curves down to the proscenium opening. It had a total capacity of 1,608-seats, with 964-seats in the stalls and 644-seats in the circle. A Compton cinema organ was ordered, but was never installed.
It was re-named ABC in 1963. However, like most cinemas, it succumbed to the twin threats of Bingo and television and closed as a single screen cinema on 25th January 1969.
The building became part of the Gala Bingo chain and in June 2018 it was rebranded Buzz Bingo. It was closed on 21st March 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. On 15th July 2020 it was announced that the closure would be permanent.
It was announced in June 2022 that the Everyman Cinemas chain had applied for planning permission to convert the vacant building into a 4-screen cinema. The local council planning committee were in favour of the proposal which was put to a full council meeting on 7th July 2022 and approved. The 4-screen Everyman Salisbury was opened on 2nd June 2023. The largest auditorium is located in the former front stalls, using the original proscenium, and has a set of curtains in front of the screen.
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