The Pavilion in Deal, Kent, I have found out from the Kent History Forum, was opened in 1928 but unfortunately was never a success. I have found references to boxing matches being held there.
The first postcard is unused but the second is dated 1932, only a year before the failing building was transformed into a cinema, the Regent. That was successful enough for a time and continued operating during the war in spite of being beside the sea. In the war years, a powerful searchlight was placed on the roof.
In 1963 the cinema was closed and the building then became a bingo hall. That in turn closed and the Regent sits empty waiting for a new life.
|Photo from Jim Linwood/Flickr|
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