Coronation Cinema

84 Station Road,
London, N11

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Coronation Cinema

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The Coronation Cinema was located in the north London district of New Southgate, on the corner of New Southgate High Road (today known as Station Road) and Upper Park Road. It was built by its independent operators as a replacement to the adjacent Coronation Picture Palace which became a dance hall.

It opened on 30th September 1930 and was designed in a modest Art Deco style by noted cinema architect Robert Cromie. Seating was provided on one floor, but there was a small raised box at the rear which contained a few seats. There was an orchestra pit and a seven foot deep stage with three dressing rooms provided. Patrons purchasing tickets for the cheaper seats at the front had their own paybox located on Upper Park Road.

The Coronation Cinema was always a second run cinema and it was closed on 24th October 1952. The building became a store and offices for Eastern Gas and was demolished in 1970 when the entire Eastern side of Station Road (including the adjacent older Coronation Picture Palace) was redeveloped for housing to be built on the site.

Contributed by KenRoe

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hutch on December 12, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Very interesting but that Google Street View happens to be Wood Green not New Southgate. The map on the right of it is a dead giveaway. I can link anybody interested to photos of both mentioned cinemas (as is allowed in the guidelines); “Original” that closed in 1930. And, “New” that closed in 1952. You can enter “Coronation cinema” into the advanced search and you will get eight hits.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 12, 2013 at 6:16 pm

hutch: I have re-set the Google Street view to the approximate position of the Coronation Cinema, Station Road in New Southgate. However there is no way of correcting the Google Map.

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