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The Friday Photos: London's Cinemas

The Friday Photos: London's Cinemas
Cineworld, Haymarket ©PastLondon
Cineworld, Haymarket ©PastLondon
Electric Cinema, Notting Hill ©PastLondon
Electric Cinema, Notting Hill ©PastLondon
Floating Cinema by Judy
Floating Cinema by Judy
Ritzy Cinema by M@
Ritzy Cinema by M@
Screen on the Green, Islington © PastLondon
Screen on the Green, Islington © PastLondon
Himalaya Palace Cinema, Southall, by Glen
Himalaya Palace Cinema, Southall, by Glen
Phoenix Cinema by M@
Phoenix Cinema by M@
Gaumont State Cinema by Stuart Sunley
Gaumont State Cinema by Stuart Sunley
Renoir Cinema by EUROVIZION
Renoir Cinema by EUROVIZION
Vue Cinema, Leicester Square, by Stuart Spicer
Vue Cinema, Leicester Square, by Stuart Spicer
BFI Southbank © Paul Wright
BFI Southbank © Paul Wright
Walpole Picture Theatre by HoosierSands
Walpole Picture Theatre by HoosierSands
Carlton Cinema, Essex Road, by shadow_in_the_water
Carlton Cinema, Essex Road, by shadow_in_the_water
Princes Charles Cinema by Kris Wood
Princes Charles Cinema by Kris Wood
Cinema Peroni at the entrance to Clapham Picture House by Kirsteen
Cinema Peroni at the entrance to Clapham Picture House by Kirsteen

Think cinema in London and most people think of the bright lights of the West End, the IMAX on the Waterloo roundabout, or perhaps BFI Southbank but there are many more picture palaces dotted around the capital, both in the centre and further out. Sadly, many of them have closed down now, but their art deco buildings remain, either dilapidated and empty, or redeveloped into other properties.

Thanks to the following photographers for use of their images via flickr: Eurovizion, Glen, HoosierSands, Judy,  Kirsteen, Kris Wood, M@, PastLondon, Paul Wright, shadow_in_the_water, Stuart Spicer, Stuart Sunley.

Last Updated 16 July 2015

Laura Reynolds

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Fascinating, but I'd like to see detail. What are they? Which ones are closed? What are they now? Which ones are art deco?