Cineworld Cinema - Fulham Road

Fulham Road and Drayton Gardens,
London, SW10 6SD

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GPM10 on June 14, 2018 at 2:43 am

Visited this cinema on 12 June and now concerned for its future. Cineworld are currently refurbishing all of their older cinemas, and this has ominously been apparently left off the list. Both the exterior and interiors have a deeply outdated feel. I visited Screen 1 for the first time in years, and the experience was awful : tired, worn seats, appalling sound from old behind-screen speakers and atrocious projection of the main feature – a dull anamorphic image projected onto the unmasked centre of a standard 16:9 ratio screen. Given the potential for massive property profits to be gained from a residential redevelopment of this site, I think the end is nigh. A real pity from many points of view.

Zappomatic on March 24, 2017 at 5:01 pm

My first visit here today since the Starbucks replaced the downstairs bar. Furniture from the downstairs bar has been moved to the upper foyer as well as the Circle Bar (which seems to be used as an event space rather than as a bar) however both concessions kiosks now offer alcohol, and you can take your drink into the screens.

Zappomatic on January 3, 2016 at 11:55 am

This cinema is getting a Starbucks – no idea whether this will replace or be in addition to the existing bar.

glyn_lewis on November 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I worked in the box office here 1985-91. There were several 70mm presentations in screen 1 during that time. They were : Revolution, Little Shop of Horrors, The Untouchables, The Witches of Eastwick, Cry Freedom, Ibdiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Batman. The last 70mm was Far abd Away in ‘92. Does anybody know what the first one was? As of 1990 the #1 box office champion was “Dangerous Liaisons” with a gross of £243,000. The total gross in 1989 was £2,825,000; six times the 1985 figure during a flourishing period for the cinema. It was the first ABC/Cannon to have computerised ticketting in '87.

Mike_Blakemore on October 27, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Have load 4 pictures hope you enjoy

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 27, 2009 at 2:38 am

A set of vintage photographs of the Forum/ABC Fulham Road:
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Original auditorium view:
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In January 1958, the former tea room/cafe in the Forum Theatre was converted into a ladies hairdressing salon, named Elstree Studio Hair Stylists:
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SethLewis on May 26, 2009 at 5:05 pm

In my twenty – thirty years in London this is one of those with the nearby Cineworld Chelsea that has been an ABC, A Cannon, MGM, Virgin, UGC, and now Cineworld…it serves its purpose in the neighborhood efficiently…and am pleasantly surprised it has survived even if it looks a bit tired at the heels…Have seen White Palace, Godfather III, Big Lebowski, Best in Show, Man in the Moon, Sixth Sense, Deep Blue Sea, Buena Vista Social Club, State and Main, O Brother How Art Thou, House of Sand and Fog, Other People’s Money, Dr T and the Women here over the years…probably one or two more

AdoraKiaOra on May 26, 2009 at 4:11 pm

OK, many thanks Ken.
All the times I’ve seen movies here in the last 25 years I had no idea of that extension.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 26, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Ian; The squash court was built on the car park at the rear of the building, on its right hand side.

AdoraKiaOra on May 26, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Where in the above photo is the squash court conversion screens.

JackCoursey on August 15, 2006 at 4:45 pm

Here are a some 2006 photos of the Fulham.