Prince of Wales' Cinema

331 Harrow Road,
London, W9

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PeterDean on November 8, 2013 at 5:13 am

The Prince Of Wales was my nearest local cinema when I was growing up in the early 1950’s and remember the picture house well.

To add to the information that Ken Roe has provided, I well remember, that when the cinema had the “House Full” signs up, the establishment allowed a certain number of patrons to stand on either side of the stalls on a raised gangway, separated from the seating, by a wall (about chest height) from where you could view the film. Basically, you formed a single file queue, with an usherette standing at the screen end, who then showed you to a seat should one become available.

I do not know whether any other cinema had this facility, perhaps someone could advise?