Ace-State Cinema

Fairlop Road,
Barkingside, IG6 2EF

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ODEONesque on July 25, 2013 at 8:37 am

Well done to you Ken Roe, nice to see what the interior was like.

Actordave on January 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm

This was my local cinema and I can remember going to see All Creatures Great And Small back in the mid 70’s.

Ambak on October 17, 2012 at 4:05 am

This was my local cinema, so I must correct the info given in the article. After the Cine-Bingo split, the cinema entrance was the main Fairlop Road side. The bingo club used the Fulwell Avenue entrance. This continued during the Ace era and it was only after final closure as a cinema that bingo took over the Fairlop Road entrance.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 30, 2011 at 4:36 am

This set of photographs includes an article on the February 1948 re-opening, and has photographs of the interior:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 1, 2006 at 7:36 am

Here are two views of the former State Cinema as seen in the Summer of 1994:
Front main entrance on Fairlop Road, in use as a bingo hall (same use in 2006:
The secondary entrance on Fullwell Avenue which served as the former balcony cinema operation when the building was ‘twinned’ for cine/bingo. Seen here after 10 years of closure (today in 2006) it is all boarded up: