Tolmer Cinema

26 Tolmer's Square,
London, NW1 2PE

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NG on December 28, 2015 at 1:11 am

@Ken – Great pics. There’s a description and drawing of the Tolmer on p32/3 of Geoffrey Fletcher’s London (Hutchinson, 1968). Your ‘67 picture and Fletcher’s drawing have have the exact same films showing. Guessing that both the photo and drawing were taken in the same week of Monday 6 March 1967.

jrhine on February 22, 2008 at 12:24 pm

The Tolmer Theater had a 2/5 Wurlitzer

Philip on September 5, 2006 at 12:42 am

Originally, churches were converted into cinemas.
Now, cinemas are converted into churches.
I wonder what that says?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 20, 2006 at 3:56 am

Two vintage photographs of the Tolmer Cinema I have added to my – Cinemas & Theatres -London/UK set. They were used in the link I posted on Jul 27 2005:
A 1967 view:
A 1972 view, shortly after closing:

exciterlamp on May 15, 2006 at 4:53 am

Not sure if the expression “gave up the ghost” in Ken’s excellent history of the Tolmer is a pun but, according to a letter I received from the manager, the Tolmer was supposedly haunted by a ghost, which was seen on numerous occasions in the balcony. According to locals, the reason why this elegant square was ripe for development is that the landlord, who owned all the properties, allowed it to fall into decay, so that he could sell it off at a vast profit.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 27, 2005 at 1:11 pm

A couple of exterior photos and some history on the Tolmer Cinema, Euston, London here: