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Rio Cinema

2004 Photo from the Ken Roe collection
105 Kingsland Rd
Dalston (London) UK

Record #5577  
 Opened: 1909
Capacity: 576 seats
Architect(s): Percy Adams & George C; FE Bromige
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Kingsland Palace, Kingsland Empire, Classic, Tatler

Information for this tour was contributed by Ken Roe.

First on this site was a shop front cinema opened in 1909 as the Kingsland Palace. It was rebuilt to the design of architects Percy Adams and George Coles in 1915 as the 902 seat Kingsland Empire. In 1936, F.E. Bromige remodelled the cinema in a modern art deco style within the original building. It was renovated in 2000 to its original 1937 condition by architects Burrell Foley Fischer and it operates as a popular art house and mainstream cinema. It is a listed Grade II building.

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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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