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Previously operated by: Paramount Picture Theatres Ltd.
Previous Names: Regent Cinema
Converted from a Chapel, the 650-seat Regent Cinema was opened in the late-1930’s. Once part of Deeside Entertainments, then by 1953 Paramount Picture Theatres Ltd. of Welshpool(Guy Baker). It became a bingo club, then a scenery store.
Re-opened as the 150-seat Focus Cinema cinema around 1992 and closed Christmas 1995. Closure was due to Peter Moore the lessee/operator at the time, being arrested for the murder of four gay men he had stabbed to death between September & December 1995 and torturing 39 men over a 20 years period. (He was sent to trial, convicted, and given a full life sentence). Peter Moore was also operating three other north Wales cinemas: Empire Cinema Holyhead, Kimmel Bay (south of Rhyl) and Wedgwood Cinema, Denbigh.
The Focus Cinema opened again for a few weeks by another cinema operator, but closed again.
Sold for housing to be built on the site.
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