DO you remember this former cinema in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire?

The Roxy Cinema was in Broad Street, where the Maltings shopping mall and Sainsbury's now are.

The cinema's doors first opened in the 1930s, and closed around 50 years later in 1982.

It faced controversy in 1980, when police swooped on the cinema and seized eight adult films. 

It turned out that the cinema had been running a private members club in the evenings for around three years, which showed films after the public left.


Three supermarket chains were reportedly vying for the site in 1985.

Andrew Tyler, a director of London development company Alfred Walker Estates, which was taking on the £2 million project, said his company would build the supermarket then lease or sell it.

The new development would provide between 75 and 100 new jobs in the town, the developers said, with the proposed shop twice the size of any of the town's other supermarkets at the town.

Ross-on-Wye now has another cinema, the Gateway, which opened in the Labels shopping centre in 2018.