ABC Cinema, Halifax, UK

William Riddell Glen
Date Built
Opened September 1938
Commercial Street
When listed as GVII this former cinema was also known as the Regal.  As you can gather from these images, in 2019 it appears to be a night club names McFly's.  The art-deco style building includes a fan shaped auditorium and an integrated row of shops.  The interior, as with many cinemas of its age, was at some point subdivided into, "... two small cinemas .... leaving balcony and original full-height proscenium as third cinema."  The listing information adds that, "... Virtually all the cinemas built by Associated British Cinemas in the 1930s have now been drastically altered or demolished, making this one, with much surviving original decoration, a rarity. The unusually bold fortress-like exterior adds to the interest of the building."

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