Regent Burnt Oak

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    1936

    1. kencta 71 months ago | reply

      More details and history on the Regent Cinema here:
      cinematreasures.org/theater/16554/

    2. huggybearjeff 64 months ago | reply

      my god the old odeon used to have a woolworths on the left side of it and a chip shop on the right .many a saturday morning show when i was a kid .right across the road from the marriage place sorry forgot name of place lived in canada for 22 yrs but still remember always played better saturday matinees then edgware and kingsbury cinemas used to be sixpence to get in

    3. snapper31 59 months ago | reply

      I have to share Huggybearjeff's comments. Lived in the area for over 40 years. Not convenient to reach from Mill Hill or Cricklewood and Edgware. But in those days we were spoilt for Cinemas. The old Quadrant at the Bell Hendon was where I saw my first serial in 1938?

    4. colsouth111 21 months ago | reply

      I knew it as the Gaumont in the 1950's. The local scouts and guides used to march from Edgware and hold their St George's day service there, thus utilising the the rather splendid organ. Saturday morning pictures was an occasional treat and what mayhem it was too! What a treasure this picture is as it is the first time I have seen pictured it as it was in the 1930's. Prior to the cinema having been built in 1929, just to the left of this picture, was the entrance to Burnt Oak farm. Today there is an Iceland store where the cinema used to be.

    5. snapper31 21 months ago | reply

      Lived in the area for over 40 years. But I can't recall a Regent Cinema in Burnt Oak. The Savoy was in the middle with an Odeon on either side. Not literally but location wise in the area. The Ritz or as it was known, was the the ABC in Edgware. These were the four main cinemas in the immediate area. Sadly the Savoy switched to Bingo in the late 60's but they held some great Jazz concerts there on a Sunday. I still have the Dankworth Programme.
      Huggybearjef referred to the Odeon at the North end of Burnt Oak opposite the Registry Office.

      None of these cinemas changed their names I recall up to 1983 when I left the area

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