Gaumont Dalston

12 Dalston Lane,
London, E8 3AZ

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SpurredoninDublin on October 6, 2015 at 12:43 pm

I remember watching Errol Flynn in “Robin Hood” and “The Lady and the Tramp” in a double bill here. I must have been about 5 or 6 years old.

Round about 1987 I was working on the then disused forecourt of Dalston Junction station, and parked my car opposite the exit that was in Roseberry Place. I noticed the door was open and stuck my head in. The place was now pretty decrepit and there was a horrible smell of exhaust fumes from the car auctions combined with the strongest odour of damp I had ever experienced. That took a lot away from my happier memory as a child.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 23, 2007 at 5:50 am

Details and photgraphs of the February 2007 demoltion of the Gaumont Dalston:

woody on March 26, 2007 at 1:22 am

photo from spring 2006 in the last days of the protesters who were trying to save the building
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 25, 2007 at 4:14 am

Sorry for the typo, the demolition was February 2007.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 25, 2007 at 4:12 am

The Gaumont was demolished in February 2006, despite protests from campaigners to save it.