Thursday, 16 February 2017

What happened to the Old Regent Picture House Wantage Oxfordshire. ?

This used to be the Regent Picture house for at least 60 years.

A memorable era ended when the Regent Cinema at Wantage ceased to show films on
31st July 1977. The ubiquitous bingo had triumphed again and the town was without a
picture-house for the first time in over sixty years

If you look very closely to the right of this photo you will see the name
REGENT , this I believe was the entrance to the Picture House.
That door is now the entrance to
which is the only private owned multi-purpose
 entertainment venue in Wantage.
Cinema, Nightclub, Live Bands
also entertainment for the youngsters.

This picture was taken in 1999 - taken from Google. 
To the left is a walk way
and as you walk down there on the right
you will come across ...
This is housed in the Old Regent Cinema
and they use part of the upstairs too,
The link above is their website but I took
some photos today to show you the
MANY BOOKS they have.
I didn't go into all the rooms either.
Looking down to the entrance, which is lined with
books. This is part of the Chick Lit Section.
They  have one of the largest collections of rare and second-hand books south of Hay-on-Wye. From much-loved children's books of generations passed and antiquarian volumes, to Chick Lit novels, They have  got a book to suit everyone's taste.

Shelves full of Penquin Books
Below is the Travel Section,,

There are many more sections and rooms to see but just couldn't fit them all in.
I have a hard job choosing a book in here .. so much choice!!!