Currently working on a feature about old cinemas in this area. Just taken a photo of the Regent in the city of Chelmsford which is no longer a cinema, but still standing, which many are not. This building will bring back memories for local cinema-goers of the past in Chelmsford.
Another palace of the silver screen was at 3
Chapel Street, Billericay which opened it's doors in spring 1938
and remained the centre of entertainment in Billericay until 1971. Television finished off its popularity. Bingo came next and then the building became the Radion Snooker Hall which eventually came down around 2000. I was there on the day the bulldozers moved in and took pictures of them. Will pop on some photos when I get a moment. This is in answer to some of my regular readers from the US and Australia. I am always happy to present images from my 'nostalgia files' More snaps to follow.