Arcadia and Tower Cinema Sold




Thousands of Midlands visitors to Skegness will be interested the news that Mr. Fred Clements, the well-known entertainment provider, has disposed of his Arcadia Theatre and the Tower Cinema to the Parade Cinema Company, a Nottingham syndicate.

Some 18 months ago the company opened a modern cinema on the Grand Parade. Skegness, and within recent weeks they have acquired a lease of the Central Cinema on Roman Bank, Skegness.

Interviewed to-day, Mr. Clements told our representative that he will still continue to be associated with Arcadia and the Tower, and that the forthcoming seasonal show and other arrangements will go on as under the old regime. He will still continue his pantomime activities in Nottingham and elsewhere.

The syndicate concerned in the purchase these two properties is K. and W. Cinemas Ltd., of Newcastle Chambers, Nottingham, which Mr. R. L. Kemp is managing director, and Mr. L. Wilkinson a director. The new properties, however, will probably form part of the Parade Cinemas (Skegness) Ltd., which already controls the Parade Cinema, the Central Cinema, which was taken over in March, and the Winter Gardens, where a circus is conducted. the acquisition of the Tower Cinema and Arcadia, all the entertainment houses Skegness will be owned by one company. Present arrangements provide for the taking over the Tower Cinema and Arcadia the end May.

Source: Nottingham Evening PostWednesday 24 April 1935


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