Coronet Cinema

103-111 Notting Hill Gate,
London, W11 3LB

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tribecafilm
tribecafilm on March 27, 2004 at 8:47 pm

I hope that this theater can be saved.

kiwidownunder
kiwidownunder on March 22, 2004 at 5:38 pm

Dear Brian,
I used to be projectionist there in the 70s just before it changed hands.Les Palmer was manager.I would like to know where he is these days.Great place and great memories.I now run hotels in Auckland New Zealand.
I use to love running the old classics on the 16mm we had there at the time and the Busby Berkley films.
Paul

genreclassics
genreclassics on February 28, 2004 at 3:01 pm

the coronet is a fine cinema . having worked there as a relief projectionist up till late 2003 a dream show for any projectionist who cared about showmanship .full manual presentaion vic 8 mech with dolby digital philips/kinoton platter. cp500 processor screen 1 with festoon curtains . the upper circle not used as rake too steep .but could make a special events cinema in its own right .
screen 2 vic 9 dolby sr with philips.kinoton platter again festoon curtains . super clean in both auditoriums . a credit to the cleaning staff. owned at the time by mr and mrs graham dowdon .once head of the rank organisation .i have quite a few pics of this beautifull cinema . and was very lucky to have been videoed by fred fullerton who visited the cinema with camcorder in hand .
the potential for the coronet was never fully realised .as 70mm would have made a great option with bigger screen of course .
the 388 seats is correct loss of seats was beacause better quality seats fitted in stalls with super leg room .in the right hands and money spent it could be the best cinema in london .as the acoustics are superb . with no break thru from screen 1 to 2
please contact me if you want to see photos at .co.uk

Orlando
Orlando on February 24, 2004 at 11:16 am

I have just arrived from London, and saw the exterior of this building. This theatre looks a lot larger than the 388 seats that the statement makes above. I did photograph the exterior. Since I see no mention of seating capacity above, where was the 388 figure obtained from?

woody
woody on February 24, 2004 at 11:03 am

with 388 seats! and 147 on the stage, this is a little variety theatre that became a local cinema, there are plenty of large west end halls and theatres for orchestras to perform in.

DAVIDFREEMAN
DAVIDFREEMAN on November 2, 2003 at 9:54 pm

OPENED ON 28TH NOV 1898…

davidpring
davidpring on January 16, 2002 at 9:40 pm

This building was part of the Gaumont circuit until the late 1970s when it was taken over by the Coronet Group and had its original name re-instated.

The main auditorium looks and feels like an Edwardian theatre.

The second auditorium has recently been built on the stage and has an equally theatrical feel. A great place to see a film although the building is frequently eyed as a future home for Mcdonalds!! Long may it continue to operate as a cinema!