The Royalty cinema, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Jesmond Picture House demolished

Monday, April 26, 2010, 15.10

The much-loved Jesmond Picture House was demolished in Autumn 2009.

Read more and comment...


Cinema's golden age reaches the final reel

Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 22.40

'They brought glamour into simple lives, but Britain's Art Deco picture palaces are being pulled down by developers with grand ideas.' The Independent.


BBC WW2 People's War

Monday, February 12, 2007, 11.05

"My mother took me to the pictures at both the Royalty and Globe twice or more times a week. There I saw Bambi and cried and also Gone with Wind and of course the Gaumont British News (Lionel Gamlin reporting)". Wartime Memories.


Odeon Manchester may be demolished

Monday, February 12, 2007, 09:30

The Odeon on Oxford Street in Manchester city centre is threatened with demolition. Read more here. Archive photographs here: 1 | 2| 3 | 4


Adam and the Ants at the Royalty Cinema, Gosforth, 1980

Sunday, February 11, 2007, 10:42

I've had an email from Tim. He went to the Adam and the Ants gig at the Royalty and he says the date of that was 11th December 1980.

He asks do I have have any information about this concert?

I don't. Do you? Perhaps memorabilia such as tickets, posters, flyers, or similar? Maybe you went to the gig too? It would be great to hear your story.


Visitor feedback

Sunday, February 11, 2007, 10:17

These days it takes a while for people to discover a new website but, already, I've had some good feedback from those who have visited. It's clear that the video has brought back happy memories.

I want to have a place on here where people can post their comments and memories of the Royalty. Though I'm a bit reluctant to add a forum, as they're just a magnet for spammers these days and staying on top of the abuse, deleting the fake memberships and posts, is a daily chore.

So, while I consider what to do about that, I've added this blog. It'll make it easier for me to add stuff and people can comment too.