Date of closure: 1993
Address (for reference only):
St Mark's Hill
A small club with an original cinema seating of 894, the Surbiton Roxy cinema opened in 1911 as the Coronation Hall. The exterior which is shown below had an interesting structure, with towers flanking the entrance. Internally it had floral motifs, and a barrel vaulted ceiling.
It had a couple of name changes until it closed as a cinema in 1966 when it was converted into a bingo club. After its closure it took the turn of a nudist club which is probably quite a rarity for a bingo hall. (Imagine the two purposes mixed!). It has since been ‘Weatherspooned’.
By Gareth Whieldon (September 2010)
Architecturally this is a very interesting building, and to our knowledge it is still standing. What is unique about the building is that it is not a large venue, but despite that, a lot of effort must have been put in to engender a sense of grandeur. Although in this shot the exterior appears to be in a state of disrepair, we are hoping that such a unique building will not end up demolished like many other ex-theatres.
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