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Latitude: 51.2065 / 51°12'23"N
Longitude: -2.6503 / 2°39'0"W
OS Eastings: 354668
OS Northings: 145452
OS Grid: ST546454
Mapcode National: GBR MN.48CB
Mapcode Global: VH89S.0YR0
Entry Name: Regal Cinema
Listing Date: 18 December 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1383073
English Heritage Legacy ID: 483491
Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5
Civil Parish: Wells
Built-Up Area: Wells
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST5445 PRIORY ROAD
662-1/5/341 (North West side)
18/12/91 Regal Cinema
Cinema. 1935, by ES Roberts. Flemish bond brickwork with stone copings and dressing; roof concealed behind high parapets. 'Moderne' style.
EXTERIOR. entrance bay is set at an angle between two return walls. This has a canopy set over glazed doors, above which is a vertical 'REGAL' sign in stained glass set in heavy ashlar architrave stepped back, in Art Deco style at top, and flanked by alternate brick and stone quoins. Walls project forward at an angle from the entrance bay to meet rusticated quoins and return walls, which have 3-light horizontal steel windows with stained glass arranged in 'moderne' geometric patterns. INTERIOR: particularly notable for the rare survival of its original colouring, decoration and fittings. The foyer has cornicing in pastel shades. The auditorium includes original seating, Art Deco fountain grilles flanking the proscenium arch, with polychromatic frieze over. Gold-coloured acoustic plaster to walls, which are articulated by Art Deco pilasters I to cornicing. Concealed lighting.
Details of this rare surviving scheme can be found in 'Ideal, Kinema and Studio'.
(Ideal Kinema and Studio: 1935-: 5/12/1935: P19) .
Listing NGR: ST5467245448
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