Academy Theatre

59 West Street,
Brighton, BN1 2RA

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 25, 2007 at 10:30 pm

Here is a link which contains a photograph of the original facade and a potted history on the building:

PaulBland on October 8, 2005 at 11:48 am

I was a student in Brighton during the early 1970s and, rather sadly, that type of programme was fairly typical of the last days of the Academy. I have a photograph of the front-minus-auditorium(ie blue sky behind the windows!) which I will submit when the facility returns. I recollect the auditorium as being rather narrow; I retrieved the front-of-house seating plan for the Academy from the Regent when that closed a bit later.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 11, 2005 at 1:06 pm

A 1971 exterior photograph of the Academy, Brighton here:
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From the programme playing, it hard to realise that it was still owned and operated by the Rank Organisation!

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 20, 2004 at 6:35 pm

The Academy Cinema was re-modelled both externally and interally in 1938/39 by Gaumont British house architect W.E. Trent supervising local architect A.E. Potter. Work was done in the mornings and overnight without closing the cinema.

It was demolished in 1974, a block of offices Academy House was built on the site.