Majestic Theatre

1 Upper Green W.,
Mitcham, CR4 3AA

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Majestic Theatre

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Located in Mitcham, Surrey, now part of the south of Greater London, on the corner of Upper Green West and St. Mark’s Road. The Majestic Theatre was the fourth of a small circuit of five independent Majestic Theatres that were built in outer London suburbs and the South East of England.

The architect was S.B. Pritlove who designed a pleasing Art Deco suburban cinema which opened on 6th October 1933 with George Arliss starring in “The King’s Vacation”. The exterior was in Midhurst white brick. The interior was designed by the Harlesden based decorating firm of W.E. Greenwoood. It had a 42 feet wide proscenium, a 16 feet deep stage and two dressing rooms. The Majestic Theatre also had a cafe.

The Majestic Theatre was taken over by Associated British Cinemas (ABC) in March 1934 and they equipped the theatre with a 3Manual/6Rank Compton organ, with an illuminated console on a lift. The Majestic Theatre was closed on 25th November 1961 with Adam Faith in “What A Whopper” and William Franklyn in “Pit of Darkness”.

The building was then converted into an Alpha Bingo Club, later known as Cesars Bingo Club, which closed around 1978. It was demolished and a Sainsbury’s supermarket was built on the site. This too has been demolished and housing is now on the site in 2008.

Contributed by KenRoe

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Doolally
Doolally on August 15, 2007 at 7:59 pm

Ken,

Where were the other Majestic’s?

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 18, 2009 at 11:51 am

The 5 Majestic’s in this group were at Wembley (1929), Staines (1929), High Wycombe (1930),(all these three were Atmospheric style cinemas), Mitcham (1933) and Woodford (1934) were both Art Deco style. Only the Woodford Majestic survives today, operating as the Odeon Woodford.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 18, 2009 at 12:34 pm

The Majestic Theatre, photographed in 1978, just prior to demolition:
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