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2004 Photo from the Ken Roe collection
55 Pitfield St
Hoxton (London) UK

Closed
Record #5571  
 Opened: 1914
 Closed: 1956
 Current Use:
 Demolished:
Capacity: 866 seats
Architect(s): Lovegrove & Papworth
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:

Information for this tour was contributed by Ken Roe.

The Cinema (it never was known by any other name) was an early casualty of the downturn in cinema-going due to the arrival of television. It was operated by the Gaumont chain from 1928 until its closure. After laying empty for four years it was used as a meat storage facility until 2001. In May 2004 plans were announced to re-open the building as a community cinema, possibly to split into several screens.

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June 2004 photos from the Ken Roe collection.


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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 7/5/2004.

 
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