The story of London is punctuated by the rise and fall of nice venues.
Places where wonderful artists have carried out, life lengthy recollections made and possibly even where individuals fell in love.
But issues change, inevitably right here in London, and these as soon as nice group property exit of enterprise and disappear.
In North London one among these forgotten gems was the Edmonton Regal.
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Sitting on the nook of Fore Street and Silver Street, the Regal hosted among the world’s greatest acts over time.
This included giants like The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones and Bob Marley.
(Image: Charlie L Jones)
It first opened in 1934 and was stated to be the most important cinema on the planet.
There was seating for 3,000 and standing room for an additional 1,000.
As nicely as movies the venue hosted lavish reveals with acts coming from around the globe to carry out.
Despite beginning out with all of the bells and whistles, attendance regularly dropped and by the late Sixties it was divided into a smaller cinema and a bingo hall.
Live acts continued right here within the what was then often called the ‘Sundown’.
Even then it could not maintain itself.
(Image: Charlie L Jones)
By the top of 1974 solely the bingo hall – Top Rank Bingo Club – remained.
This plodded on for an additional 12 years earlier than the entire thing was demolished in 1985. The wonderful artwork deco constructing was demolished and an unremarkable constructing in-built its stead.
After a stint as a Safeway the constructing was ultimately taken over by Lidl who run a store there as we speak.
From world-class venue to finances grocery store.
An ignominious to the as soon as nice Edmonton Regal.
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