ABC Regal
5 ABC Regal
The ABC Regal on Tamworth Street in 1967
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The ABC Regal on Tamworth Street was designed in an art deco style by Birmingham architect Harold Seymour Scotts and built in the 1932. It became Lichfield’s second cinema and competition for St. James’s Hall in Bore Street and could seat over 1000 people. 

The entrance to the cinema was flanked on both side by shops. On the right was a confectionery and Tobacconist and on the left was a clothes shop.

Confectionery and Tobacconist
Confectionery and Tobacconist
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The cinema closed in May 1974 and in the late 1970’s went on to become a Kiwk Save supermarket after a brief spell as a bingo hall.


Demolition of the cinema begain in July 2018 with planning permission for a development of 38 apartments and 4,000 sq ft of retail space. The development is on behalf of a private Lichfield-based investor and developer. 

 

Clothes shop next to the ABC Regal
Clothes shop next to the ABC Regal
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Demolition underway in July 2018
Demolition underway in July 2018
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Location Timeline
23 - 27 Tamworth Street WS136JP
  • ABC Regal1932 - 1974
  • Kwik Save1978 - 2008