Community Centre, Ryhope

2 Black Road, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0RX

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3/9 Compton

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.