Community Centre, Ryhope
2 Black Road, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0RX
Trumpet, Tuba, Diapason, Tibia Clausa, Clarinet, Violin, Violin Celeste, Flute, Vox Humana
A Number: 140
Current Transmission System: Compton Relays
Original Location: Black’s Regal Cinema, Sunderland
Original Opening Date: 28th March 1932
1932: The Black’s Regal, Sunderland opened on 28th March with J Arnold Eagle at the Compton.
1976: Restoration began by the newly formed Sunderland Odeon Organ Society and by 1980 regular concerts were being presented.
1982: The cinema closed and the Compton was bought Sunderland Odeon Organ Society for installation in the Ryhope Community Centre.
1992: The Compton was officially opened on the 28th March.
2019: Following the dissolution of the Sunderland Odeon Organ Society with their final concert in March, ownership of the Compton passed to The Friends of the Regal Compton.