Tyne and Wear HER(12875): Benwell, Ferguson's Lane, Rex Cinema

  • Description

    "The Rex was designed by S.J. Stephenson and Gillis for the circuit owned by H.T. Smelt. It opened on 8 December 1937. The façade was in sand-faced brick of two colours. There was a canopy with neon lights over the pavement. The entrance hall and foyer were finished in walnut panelling. There were 1012 seats. Green and gold curtains hung in the decorative plaster proscenium arch...."
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    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: http://twsitelines.info/SMR/12875
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 8 months ago
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