Torbay Cinema, Torbay Road, Paignton - Torbay (UA)

Cinema first licensed in 1912 and frequented by Agatha Christie. An extremely well preserved example of an early purpose-built cinema which closed in 1999. In 2015 Historic England helped with the transfer of ownership of the building to a new Trust. Repairs to the front elevation and two-storey bay window have been completed in 2021 with grant aid from Historic England. Further feasibility work has been undertaken by theTrust to look at future uses within the building and the first phase of its re-use will be developed with money from the Future High Streets Fund.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    TORBAY CINEMA
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1208209
    Local Planning Authority:
    Torbay (UA)
    Site Type:
    Recreational > Music speech and dance venue

Location

    Building Name:
    Torbay Cinema
    Street Name:
    Torbay Road
    Locality:
    Paignton
    Unitary Authority:
    Torbay (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Torbay
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)

Contact Details

Annie Evans 0117 975 0673