Gaumont Stratford

4 Tramway Avenue,
London, E15 4PG

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oldtowne7 on December 17, 2017 at 8:21 pm

My uncle Fred Smith was under manager for many years also my grandfather was commissionaire both Broadway & the Rex Stratford.I recall seeing the filmThe Outlawat the Broadway in the mid 40s.

JR on December 23, 2013 at 12:23 am

I remember going to this movie theatre In the 1950’s . Such an amazing place. Marbled foyer area when you went in, attendants in uniform, tropical fish tanks at the sides of the foyer and a display on show that related to the movie. This was when you had to wait in a queue to get in, and when you did stand on the side to wait for a seat, You sometimes started watching part way through then watch from the beginning until you got to the part you started watching! Then you left to give up the seat to someone else.

The screen was BIG. The movies were BIG and the actors were Tall. Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren and Anita Eckberg.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 9, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Ian;The entire building remained until demolition, but I am not sure how much of the internal decorative details remained when it became a factory.

AdoraKiaOra on April 9, 2009 at 11:48 am

In the 1980s I used to go past this facade almost daily and always thought how sad it looked.
I had no idea that such a palace sat behind!
Was the auditorium still there up until demolition or was it long gone during all its different uses?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 9, 2009 at 4:44 am

A wonderful set of vintage photographs of the Gaumont:
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Photographed in 1987, three years before demolition:
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woody on January 28, 2008 at 3:04 am

sad photo – how not to treat a building
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