Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!
See also the Queens Head & Premier Electric Cinema, circa 1915 and Curzon 70s & 80s
Tags (All lower case. Use " " for multiple word tags): Premier Electric/Curzon, cinema, duckett's common
Albums: Historical Images of Harringay from 1885 - 1918 | 1 of 3 (F), Harringay's Cinemas
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Those railings look like the current ones in Duckets Common which would mean they have been there for 100 years! No wonder they're falling apart and fail H&S regs.
Thanks for this photo Hugh. It's a real gem.
Eh? What is going on here - the building has changed shape?
The side view is a better match - it looks like somebody at some point thought an 'art deco' front would be much more suitable (in the 30s maybe?, there is quite a lot of it in the area) and plonked one on the front...
The building was used for 'laserquest' gaming about 15 years ago before the current church took the building on.
(Matt, it looks like the railings have changed but need to be changed again!)
Complete bastardization of a beautiful building. And Hugh, picking up on your comment in the 'Queens Head & Premier Electric Cinema, circa 1915' thread, I too tried a few years back to talk to someone at Liberty Church about how they got their hands on such a prime building, but got nowhere.
First, here's the data Stephen H posted on the Queens Head & Premier Electric Cinema, circa 1915 photo with some additions from me:-
Opened 16 April 1910 as the Premier Electric Theatre
Architects, Emden, Egan and Co.
Seating Capacity, 650 Telephone: MOUntview 1070
1941: Renamed the Regal
1959, 4 October: Renamed the Essoldo having been bought by the Essoldo chain who also owned the Coliseum on Green Lanes.
1963, 21 November: Became the Vogue bingo club. Latsed only three months (whilst the bingo at the Coliseum introduced at around the same time continued).
1964, 15 February: Became the Curzon cinema with a reduced seating capacity of 500
1990: Became the Quasar game centre
1996: Short-lived occupation by the Edmonton-based Church of Destiny.
1997, 31st October: Opened as the New Curzon, showing Asian films.
Not sure when it closed.
I now have a copy of the article about the cinema. Stepehn's data is confrimed by that article. It also says that the Electric Notting Hill opened in December 1910. At the time, the article was written, in 1999, the Curzon was the oldest working cinema in London.
What a shame it died.
And also a programme from its first year of operation: