Closed - derelict / at risk

Cinemas no longer operating that may be at risk of destruction.

ABC Brighton

Opened in 1930 by Associated British Cinemas and followed the trajectory typical of ABCs, finally closing in 1999. The cinema was unusual in that it had a second entrance on the seafront (not pictured here; see CinemaTreasures for pictures). The building subsequently hosted bars and clubs. A full record of the history of this building appears at BrightonFilm.com.

ABC Savoy Brighton, 2006 - exterior
ABC Savoy Brighton, 2006 - exterior
ABC Savoy Brighton, 2006 - exterior detail
ABC Savoy Brighton, 2006 - exterior

Granada Hove

The Granada, Hove, opened in 1933 but wasn't actually a part of the Granada circuit. It was instead one of a pair of cinemas leased by Granada's owners, the Bernsteins, to a separate operator entirely. It was eventually acquired by ABC who kept the Granada name - an odd decision, given that ABC and Granada would have been bitter rivals at the time. Note the large fly tower, implying a significant emphasis on live performances as well as film.

Granada Hove, 2006 - exterior
Granada Hove, 2006 - exterior
Granada Hove, 2006 - exterior detail
Granada Hove, 2006 - exterior front facade
Granada Hove, 2006 - exterior side
Granada Hove, 2006 - exterior rear including fly-tower
Granada Hove, 2006 - exterior side and rear

ABC Astoria Brighton

Opened 1933; closed 1977 and subsequently operated as a bingo hall until 1997. A full record of the history of this Grade II listed building appears at BrightonFilm.com.

ABC Astoria Brighton, 2006 - exterior
ABC Astoria Brighton, 2006 - exterior
ABC Astoria Brighton, 2006 - exterior