Dreamland Cinema, Marine Terrace, Margate - Thanet

Cinema, 1935. The first English cinema in the style based on the Titania Palast of Berlin, a style subsequently used extensively by Odeon. Compulsorily purchased by Thanet District Council. The first major phases of a programme of repairs and reinstatement of architectural features are now complete. Parts are now in use for the Dreamland Park and the remainder is proposed for a variety of entertainment uses.

Dreamland Cinema, Marine Terrace, Margate - Thanet
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: DREAMLAND CINEMA
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1260315
  • Local Planning Authority: Thanet
  • Site Type: Recreational > Music speech and dance venue


  • Building Name: Dreamland Cinema
  • Street Name: Marine Terrace
  • Locality: Margate
  • County: Kent
  • District / Borough: Thanet
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North Thanet
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority: E
  • Ownership: Local authority