Ponders End Electric Theatre

114 High Street,
Ponders End, EN3 4AQ

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ritzman on May 26, 2016 at 10:47 am

Wetherspoons have announced that they have put the Picture Palace up for sale

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 20, 2006 at 7:06 am

Two scanned exterior views of the former Ponders End Electric Theatre I photographed closed and ‘For Sale’ in the summer 1994:

exciterlamp on May 8, 2006 at 6:02 am

The Premier Cinema at Enfield was also part of the Davies circuit. I am perpetually indebted to John Davies, who very kindly let me have the projection equipment from the Premier, which was my local cinema.

stephenwischhusen on February 25, 2006 at 8:13 am

Gas secondary lighting was the norm before battery powered secondary lighting was possible. It was a secondary source of powere enabling the auidence to find its way out should there be a mains filure or other emergency. It was kept on at low level and was in wall sconceds and the exit ways and exit signs. Often at the Floria Enfield I had to light some 40 of these a day when the handyman was off. They were shut off at night by a main turncock. On the Davies circuit certain;ly we had gas secondary at Enfield and the Ionic, Golders Green until the 70’s, and when I worked for Shipman and King we had gas at The Pavilion Hoddesdon as well. Stephen Wischhusen

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 5, 2005 at 2:05 pm

Here are two photographs of the current J.D. Weatherspoon’s “The Picture Palace' pub. Click on them to enlarge
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