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Carlton Theatre

2003 Photo from the Ken Roe collection
161-69 Essex Rd
Islington (London) UK

Record #5563  
 Opened: 1930
 Closed: 1962
 Current Use: Bingo Hall
Capacity: 2248 seats
Architect(s): George Coles
Architectural Style(s): French Renaissance
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: ABC

Information for this tour was contributed by Ken Roe.

The Carlton has a splendid Egyptian facade (one of only two in London, the other by the same architect at the now demolished Carlton, Upton Park was destroyed by bombing in the war). Strangely, the interior of the building is is a French Renaissance style. It has now been a bingo hall longer than it showed films.

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May 2004 photos from the Ken Roe collection.

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

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