Rex Cinema Ferguson's Road, Benwell Village

  • Description

    "Located in Benwell Village, a western suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne. The Rex Cinema was opened on 8th December 1937, and was built for the local independent Smelt’s Theatres circuit. It had a low brick facade, only one storey high, with a raised parapet over the entrance which had the REX name. The foyer walls were lined with walnut paneling. Inside the auditorium, seating was provided for 634 in the stalls and 378 in the circle....."
  • Owner

    Cinema Treasures
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 8 months ago
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