My memories of the Royalty Cinema
1930 – I was 13 years old and I went to the opening night. If my memory serves me correctly the main picture was “Romance” with Jeanette McDonald and Nelson Eddy
On the ground floor, the tickets were 9 pence and 1 shilling. In the balcony the tickets were 1 shilling and 3 pence or 1 shilling and sixpence.
5 years later, when I met my young man, who became my husband we used to go twice a week until the war came. After the war was over, in 1946 we went again to the Royalty twice a week.
It was a shame when it closed and became a bingo hall. And I’ve not been since.
I always thought that the Royalty was one of the best cinemas and the seats were very comfortable.
I hope my memories are of interest to you.