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Torre Road, Regent Cinema


Torre Road, Regent Cinema
Description:
7th July 1931. Workmen at a trench on Torre Road. Houses can be seen on the left and the Regent Cinema on the right.

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steve moore

Comment:
the chimney that can be seen fainty in the background is of the burmantofts potterys

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DAVID HORNER

Comment:
The Regent Cinema opened on Monday 1st.May 1916 with the film "Both Sides Of Life". It closed on Saturday 29th.May 1971 with the film "The Bounty Killers". The building was then like many more old cinemas used for bingo. The saeting capacity was 1,076.

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Janet Beasley

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I use to go to saturday morning mattine at the Regent picture house in 1960

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Jillian Jackson

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I spent many a happy hour at the cinema,but where the men are working Im sure there was a pickle factory Phewww

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Brian Procter

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I worked as 2nd projectionist at The Regent in 1957, before moving to The Vogue on Florence Street. The Regent was part of a group which owned The Lounge (Headingley), The Malvern (Beeston) and The Crown (Armley).

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brianprocter@ntlworld.com

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Raymond Jones

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We used to go to the Regent before the war all the lads fromm quarry Hill I remember seeing Errol Flyn in Robin Hood in 1938 it was one old penny down the passage and two old penny's at the back that was the saturday matinee. Happy day's Regards Raymond Jones

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raynmavis@btinternet.com

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JULIEM HEALD GRAHAM

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I used to go to the Saturday matinee with my two younger brothers and my sister.. they used to call me the "little mother", it used to cost 6d each in the early sixties and it was 9d to see Mary Poppins. Mum used to go to town shopping and pick us up at tea time. We loved the westerns, Batman,and the odd Charlie Chaplin or Laurel and Hardy thrown in.. They used to let the parents in at the back and we all used to sing along to Dave Clark Five songs and stamp our feet as loudly as possible.. Happy days

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julles@booksareme.fsnet.co.uk

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paul wood

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I used to deliver papers to the houses on the left of the photo.At the end of the row was the gate to Wilcox's(?)factory where tiles were produced.The old quarry was across from the gate and was filled in by the council in the late 50's.We paid 9d(I think)to go to the Regent matinee on Saturday. Jillian Jackson is correct about the pickle factory,but it was located more to the right and behind the Regent.They specialized in pickled beetroot.One lady who worked there lived in the street behind us in Doris Avenue and would always come home with bright red beetroot-stained hands. The work going on seems to be right at the point where Torre Road curves on to Stoney Rock Lane.

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paul.wood@aircanada.ca

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terry cryer

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in the mid 1940s on this site stood the U LY CUM pickle factory so it looks as if these men are building it.

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Dave Foster

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We use to live in the houses opposite the regent in the early 60's next door to the corner shop owned by Mr & Mrs Howell.

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tony wigglesworth

Comment:
steve, the chimneys in the distance werw part of brick works, the burmantofts potteries was on the sight of crocketts the cleaners.

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Brian Foster

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I lived at no3 Torre Road from 1958 to 1968 there was a bookies in the pickle factory yard where i would spend a bit of my time on saturdays which used to be the home of the Buckle family.

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12-May-2009

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Geoff Heald

Comment:
Terry Cryer, The pickle factory was behind the picture house it was named Keppier pickles ,my mother worked there in the 1940s .

Date:
07-Jun-2009

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geoff.heald@ntlworld.com

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Luke Oliver

Comment:
Brian ma dad also worked as a projectionist at the Regent in the 60s .My grandfather owned a sweet shop in that area in the 60s and 70s.Also this ones for david horner... did you live in Torre Hill?

Date:
17-Oct-2009

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shepherd38@live.com

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paul hammill

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i used to live in number 11 torre road from 1966 till 1974 when the houses came down i was born there and spent many happy time as a child there would be nice to chat to other from same time there

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29-Jan-2010

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Mal Lindley

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My Grandma Edna fletcher used to work at the pickle factory before she went on the buses and her daughter Jean used to live in the back to back houses opposite she was married to Bernard Costello,who used to live in torre close and my grandma Edna fletcher and horace lived in torre place for around 50 years until their passing I spent some of the most happiest days of my youth around this area I now live in Perth Australia

Date:
21-Jan-2013

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maldwynlindley@hotmail.com

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Debra(nee Ragalsky) Gustafson

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My family moved here when I was 3 month's old in 1968 from Enfield Ave on Roundhay Rd. We lived at 15 Weller Ave, just a street back from Torre Rd. My mum & dad met at Bots Tailoring nextdoor to the Regent Cinema.My Dad had to go turn the alarm off during all hours of the night at Bots, mice would set it off ! I remember Howells shop on the corner, a wool shop up Stoney Rock Lane. My sister and I would spend hours playing in the flats and when the back to back houses started to come down it was our playground. I have such fond memories of this area, I payed a visit a few weeks ago, the Regent is a tile store now but it still has the original interior ceiling. I live in America now, but Leeds will always be my home.

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28-May-2013

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Graham A. Schofield

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The curve of the foundations seems to be going around towards the thee men in the right hand half of the picture. Does anyone know what was being built here?

Date:
29-Aug-2013

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GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Patricia Hudson

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My Dad was the manager of the Regent Cinema until we left for Canada in 1956. Once I remember he invited my school (St. Charles) to see a movie and he gave us all ice cream!

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07-Oct-2013

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Brian

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Have just read a Book "Memories of a Cinema Man " by Louis J Mannix from Leeds City Library has some good memories when he ran this picture house plus many others round Leeds :Beeston , Lounge , Malvern plus Morley Pavillion . You people who worked or had relations working there might find some good memories . The Pickle factory on one side and fat refiners on the other plus Sidney Haddock the local film critic a very good read .

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21-Jan-2014

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