Rendezvous Cinema

57 Bond Street,
Blackpool, FY4 1BW

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Previously operated by: Classic Cinemas (UK), J.F. Emery Circuit

Functions: Retail

Styles: Neo-Classical

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Rendezvous Cinema

Located on Blackpool’s South Shore district. The Rendezvous Cinema was opened on 8th June 1925 with "The Go-Getter". The entrance to the cinema was through an existing shop unit, with the auditorium built at the rear. Seating was provided in stalls and circle. The cinema boasted a cafe for the convenience of its patrons.

It was sold to the J.F. Emery Circuit in 1946, and they operated it until 1972, when it was sold to the Classic Cinemas chain. Already bingo was operating on several nights a week, and by 1973, it had been converted into a full time Mecca Bingo Club. Later operated as a Walkers Bingo Club, it has been closed and by 2011, the auditorium had been demolished and the land used as a car park. The front of the building remains and is in use as an electrical retailers known as the ‘The Tube Station’.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

Ian on May 7, 2011 at 12:16 pm

This ought to be listed as demolished as only part of the foyer remains, the auditorium and rear foyer have been levelled and now serve as a car park!

Some photos here:–

rick57 on July 17, 2015 at 5:25 am

anyone interested in having a look at whats left of the cinema is welcome to call in to the shop , theres still the huge glass dome in the back of the shop ,so bring a camera

Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on October 9, 2020 at 9:51 am

Hi, Rick57. Thanks for telling us that there’s still things worth photographing, including the front, which is usually all that us cinema enthusiasts can see to photograph anyway. Therefore I wouldn’t call it “Demolished”. Regards from Philip.

Ian on October 9, 2020 at 11:16 am

Debatable – since the facade and foyer were incorporated from a pre-existing building, whilst the extension that formed the cinema has been completely removed, I would say this is “Demolished”. Still it is nice to learn that the dome has survived.

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