Herga Cinema

113 High Street,
Wealdstone, HA3 5DT

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Herga Cinema

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Located in Wealdstone, a district of Harrow, Middlesex to the north of Greater London. Built on the site of the Bijou/Cinema/Coronet Cinema of 1910. The Herga Cinema opened in 1939 and was designed in a sleek Art Moderne style. It was an independently run cinema throughout it life. The proscenium opening was 46feet wide.

It had a very short life (12 years) as a cinema and closed on 23rd June 1951 with Yvonne De Carlo in “The Desert Hawk” and Macdonald Carey in “Mystery Submarine”.

It was converted into a meeting hall. From January 1986 it became a snooker club and by the mid-1990’s was in use as a warehouse. Recently it has been converted into retail use and is currently a Victor Electronics Ltd. store.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ian on December 19, 2006 at 6:15 am

A photo of the former Herga, after closure and conversion to a store, can be found here:–


Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 19, 2009 at 12:38 pm

A rare vintage view of the auditorium, as seen in 1949:
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thegoodlead on October 18, 2016 at 9:37 am

Regarding the opening date of this cinema. The 1913 OS 25 inch map shows a cinema on the same site, albeit a different shape footprint to the 1930s Herga. So the building currently on the site was clearly a rebuild of an earlier cinema.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 18, 2016 at 12:13 pm

thegoodlead: I have added a page for the Bijou/Cinema/Coronet Cinema which you refer to.

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