I’ve started a new blog that aims to document the history of the old Regal Cinema in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, which closed in 1985. I’m looking for personal stories and recollections, along with any images or memorabilia that may exist. Why The Regal? It was the first cinema I ever visited, when my dad took me to see E.T. in 1982. For me, it’s important that interesting parts of a community’s history aren’t forgotten, especially cinema-related ones, and it seemed as if The Regal was in danger of being entirely lost in the mists of time. So I’m hoping to fill in the gaps of its story, and perhaps by doing so celebrate cinema itself.
You can visit the site here: regalcinema.blogspot.co.uk