Appeal for photos and memories of Lichfield's former Regal Cinema

 Do you have any memories of the popular Regal Cinema in Lichfield City Centre between the 1930s and 1970s? If so, we would love to hear from you!

We want to celebrate the history of the Art Deco-style cinema by displaying people's old photos, tickets and adverts in the communal areas of The Old Picture House.

The building operated as a cinema between 1932 and 1974, before becoming a bingo club and then a Kwik Save supermarket in the late 1970s. The building has stood derelict since 2008.

In partnership with Lodge Park Homes, Somerton Jones is transforming the landmark building into a four-storey residential development of 38 premium 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, some with views over Lichfield Cathedral. While the rear of the building has been demolished for the apartments, the iconic frontage is being restored to its former glory.

People passing by The Old Picture House regularly stop to tell us how happy they are that the former cinema is being regenerated, and share their  memories and stories of the venue.

The building holds a special place in many people's hearts and we would really like to honour that by displaying original memorabilia.

12 apartments have sold off plan at The Old Picture House so far,  with customers ranging from first time buyers,  professionals, investors and retirees, all attracted by the city location and high quality of the properties. Construction is due to complete in Spring 2020.

If you have photos, tickets, adverts or other contributions, please email