Classic Chelsea

148-150 King's Road,
London, SW3 4UT

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Claudia65
Claudia65 on August 11, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Hi Jason,
I am looking for an Assistant Manager of the classic cinema Chelsea called Daniel. He worked there about 1965/66. The Manager at the time was called Peter Lucas. He is related to my husband. Any ideas? Thanks Claudia

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 27, 2010 at 7:27 am

A vintage photograph of the Classic Chelsea in 1967 ‘Swinging London’:
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AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on December 13, 2006 at 1:31 pm

Hey jason, thanks for that! I had a pretty good idea it was this one but as there are so many old cinemas in Chelsea i just wanted to make sure. I saw Rocky when it went to the West End but i know a few people who saw it at the Classic. They said it was amazing it was ever allowed to open cos the ceiling was comeing down, wallpaper falling on the audience- how very atmospheric for Rocky! The show lost all its raw fun when it went to the 800+ Comedy, but at least it had a good few years in the West End. Great to be in touch with you on this amazing site

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on December 13, 2006 at 10:39 am

Isnt this the Classic cinema where The Rocky Horror Show played for awhile after premiering at the Royal Court up the road before it went to the West Ends Comedy Theatre??

Jasonmullen
Jasonmullen on February 15, 2006 at 6:22 pm

I might not be here if it wasn’t for this building, my late Father Patrick Mullen was Assistant Manager and later manager in the early sixties and my mother a Drama Student worked as an usherette. They met at work and married soon after. It’s no wonder I have an intrest in cinemas!
This was quite a popular cinema in those days and my mother recalls many actors including Alec Guinness and would call in to watch films unnoticed by the public.