The Regal Theatre Wells, Somerset, UK

by Caroline

The Regal Theatre, Wells, Somerset, UK

The Regal Theatre, Wells, Somerset, UK

The Regal Theatre was built in 1935, the building is thought to be the best work of its architect Ernest Roberts. It was built to double as a theatre and cinema, with generous stage, and four dressing rooms. Certainly, it is a remarkable survival of a cinema theatre of the thirties, retaining original Art Deco features throughout.
It can be found at Priory Road, Wells, Somerset, England.

I've never been inside but now I know it retains Art Deco features I may well take a peek.

It is now used as a nightclub but as a grade 2 listed building it is subject to planning regulations regarding any alterations.

Wells is an unlikely place to find a building like this as it has a history that goes goes back to Roman times and strong medieval connections.

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Jan 09, 2016
Art Deco Cinemas and Theatres
by: Lesley

Thanks for the photo Caroline. Art Deco cinemas and theatres exist in so many towns all over the world, but they are often so sadly neglected.

I've written more about this on my page: Art Deco Cinemas

Nov 19, 2011
Sad Art Deco Theatre
by: Anonymous

Nice building, but the colour on the doors and the big Kudos sign ruin it sadly. It would be lovely if it had a bit of restoration work, even if it is so different from the rest of Wells.

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