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Screen on the Green

2003 Photo from the Ken Roe collection
83 Upper Street Islington
Islington (London) UK

Record #3739  
 Opened: 1913
Capacity: 600 seats
Architect(s): Boreham & Gladding
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Empress Electric, Rex

Information for this tour was contributed by Ken Roe.

This opened in 1913 as the Empress Picture Theatre. It was re-furbished in 1951 and was re-named Rex with a slightly reduced seating capacity of 514. It closed in June 1970, but was re-opened later that year becoming the Screen on the Green. It was modernised, retaining its original features in 1981 and continues to operate as a single screen cinema showing a mix of current releases and art house films. At night it is quite spectacular when lit by multicoloured neon strips outlining the shape of the building.

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May 2004 photos from the Ken Roe collection.

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December 2003 photos from the Klaus Weber collection.

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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 7/3/2004.

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