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1882 – Garfield Chambers & Regent Cinema, Royal Avenue, Belfast


The building, Garfield Chambers was built in 1882 and like many buildings on Royal Avenue, was finished in stucco. Opened in 1911, the Regent was the first Belfast cinema not to have its origins in a variety theatre. Later known as The Avenue, closed in the 1980s and subsequently demolished.

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