[1] Madame Tussauds, dated around the late 30s to early 40s. The exterior of the museum is pictured in black and white. [2] Surbiton Odeon, pictured photograph of the stage and seating. One of the original Odeon cinemas, originally opened in 1928 by Oscar Deutsch. The cinema was closed in 1977 and demolished 22 years later. [3] Lido cinema in Golders Green, North-West London. The Lido was the first cinema to be built in the Atmospheric style, namely Egyptian which inspired the columns pictured, though these were later destroyed upon its rebranding as the first 'ABC' cinema in 1957. [4] The exterior of Park Cinema, Hither Green, London pictured. Park Cinema opened in 1913, undergoing renovations in 1930 and the installation of an organ, before its closure in 1957. [5] The Catford Gaumont, pictured in the 1950s, was originally opened as the Queen's Hall Cinema. Catford Cinema's took on the building in 1920, then 8 years later by Denham/Gaumont. In 1954 the cinema's name was changed to reflect this ownership and the building was named the Gaumont. 5 years later, the cinema was closed and was demolished less than a year later in July 1960. [6] Shephard's Bush Pavilion, circa 1928. It was designed for the Davis Pavilion circuit, though was later taken over by Gaumont Theatres in 1923 and renamed the Gaumont in 1955, becoming the Odeon 7 years later. In 2008 it was reopened as The Pavillion for 3 years before being demolished in 2012, leaving just the facade. [7] Lee Picture Palace, located on Lee High Road in London, opened in 1910. Renamed the Central Hall Picture Palace in 1916 but was requisitioned just over a year later for use as a munitions factory. After WWI, the building was used for retail. [8] The Majestic Cinema in Stoke-On-Trent opened in 1914 and was taken on by ABC in 1929. In 1955 CinemaScope was introduced in the cinema, which ran until 1957. [9] The Capitol Cinema was built in 1928-1929 and opened in the latter year. ABC took ownership in 1933 until its closure in 1973. [10] The only purpose-built cinema by Classic Repertory Cinemas, The Classic ran from 1937-73 showcasing examples of 'classic' cinema. [11] The interior lobby of The New Cross Super Kinema, named as such in 1927, opened in 1925 boasting a capacity of 2000, a dancehall and the later addition of a Wurlitzer organ. In 1948 it was shortened to the Kinema, then later the Gaumont. The building's last showcase as a cinema was in 1960. [12] The exterior of the Theatre Royal Brighton. The construction of the theatre was approved in 1806 by the then Prince of Wales who would become King George IV. The building opened with a performance of Hamlet and was later owned by actor Henry John Nye Chart whose wife took over the running of the cinema, becoming one of the first female theatre managers, upon his death in 1876. [13] National Film Archive print of the Victoria Cinema, initially called The Victoria Hall, built in 1835. The image shows a large crowd outside the building and much publicity for Universal's 'Forgotten Women', released in 1939. [14] National Film Archive still of the Putney Hippodrome. The foundation stone was laid in 1906. The cinema was taken over by United Picture Theatres in 1924, then by Gaumont Theatres in 1930, and subsequently bought by an independent operator before being bought by Odeon who reopened the cinema in 1941 after a short period of closure. [15] Originally built as a Congregational Church, the Coliseum Cinema in Derby opened in 1934, 98 years after its construction, pictured here circa 1937 and ran until its closure in 1961, remaining independently owned throughout its lifespan. [16] Stage and seating area of the Whitehall Cinema in Derby, pictured circa 1936. Originally the cinema was operated by C.D. Cinemas and was taken over by ABC in 1929. Bought and reopened as the Odeon in 1935, eventually closing 30 years later in May 1965.

Item number 1859
Category Cinema
Type Cinema Buildings

Part of the Bill Barnes Collection