Regal Cinema

20 London Road,
Bicester, OX26 6BN

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Previously operated by: Associated British Cinemas Ltd., Star Cinemas, Union Cinema Co. Ltd.

Architects: Harold Seymour Scott

Styles: Art Deco

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Regal Cinema

Located in Bicester, Oxfordshire at the corner of London Road and Priory Road. The Regal Cinema was opened on 1st September 1934 with Jack Buchanan in “That’s a Good Girl”. All seating was on a single floor. It was operated by the Union Cinemas chain. In October 1937 it was taken over by the Associated British Cinemas(ABC) chain. It went over to part-time bingo from 1968 and on 1st July 1969 it was taken over by the Leeds based Star Cinemas chain.

It was taken back by ABC on 2nd March 1975. It closed as a cinema on 3rd December 1975 with Paul Newman in “The Towering Inferno”. It had been taken over by Zetters Enterprises became a full time Zetters Bingo Club which was closed in 1987. The building was demolished in 1988 and a block of flats named Regal Court has been built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Mike_Blakemore on March 27, 2020 at 7:53 am

The picture I had, had a different name on the back which I have put on.

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