Regal Cinema

233 High Street,
Uxbridge, UB8 1LD

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nibelungen on November 29, 2022 at 1:42 pm

Wasnt the scene where Maggie smith plays the Theatre organ in “Private Function' filmed in this cinema. Liz smith played Mother and she’s sat on the Organ Stool at the side of Maggie Smith who says "we’re going up Mother!” The late Liz Smith has a bemused look on her face if I remember correctly

Johnllon on December 21, 2021 at 9:49 am

I went there once only to see Dr Zhivago then years later on an Open Day to view the auditorium

Mike_Blakemore on July 10, 2015 at 11:39 am

@ curmudgeon How about the Avion Aldridge designed by Roland Satchwell He conceived the Odeon Look with Cecil Clavering

curmudgeon on July 10, 2015 at 10:13 am

What a wonderful proscenium. And looks as though it could have accommodated a ‘Scope screen without alteration. Any other unusual proscenium designs?

yachtpilot on July 10, 2015 at 5:16 am

Malc1945.. your comment regarding the projection equipment is misguided.. The projectors were Westar with a Westrex sound system and Peerless arc-lamps.. at least they were during the 50s and 60s. A Zenon system may have replaced the Peerless arc-lamps after my time there.

garypainter on December 8, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Recently picked up series 1 of 70s UK police series The Professionals. A large portion of one episode, Look After Annie, was shot in the Regal Uxbridge at the end of November 1977, seemingly just a few weeks after it closed as a cinema. There are numerous interior shots of both the auditorium and dressing rooms, which is the setting of a political speech in the episode, as well as some exteriors to the rear of the building. Worth picking up the newly restored Blu-ray of this series just to see this splendid cinema before it was altered inside!

Malc1945 on March 8, 2012 at 9:45 am

We had Ross projectors here with RCA sound system.

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Ken Roe on February 6, 2010 at 2:26 pm

A set of vintage photographs of the former Regal Cinema:
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February 2010 photographs of the auditorium as a nightclub:

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Ken Roe on December 23, 2007 at 12:25 pm

A vintage photograph of the exterior of the Regal Cinema in early 1932, soon after opening:
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A March 1952 view, note the ABC ‘triangle’ sign:
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The auditorium in 1970:
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The closed Regal Cinema in May 1983:
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A closer view:
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