Essoldo Belmont Circle

22 Belmont Circle, Belmont,
Kenton, HA3 8RF

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Located at Belmont, near Kenton which is a distict of Harrow to the North of Greater London. This opened as the Belmont Cinema on 5th June 1939.

Around 1940 its name was changed to Plaza Cinema and in 1949 it was taken over by the Essoldo circuit, being re-named Essoldo Cinema in 1950. It closed on 21st January 1967 with Cary Grant in “That Touch of Mink” and Rock Hudson in “Come September”. It was converted into an Essoldo Bingo Club but this didn’t last too long and the building was sold for re-development. It was demolished and a garage now occupies the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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nickdrew
nickdrew on January 4, 2007 at 12:59 pm

The cinema was demolished in the summer of 1967 and the still standing Tesco store was built on the site, opening in April 1968. The garage is on the circle, next to the cinema site.

I remember seeing “Mary Poppins” at the Essoldo in 1965/66, when I was a child. Does anyone have a photo of the cinema, as I only have a very vague memory of what it looked like. Hard to believe it’s been gone for 40 years after a too brief 28 year existence.

nickdrew
nickdrew on October 30, 2010 at 3:19 pm

do any photos of this cinema exist?

typodave
typodave on October 14, 2012 at 9:35 am

I remember the Essoldo Belmont as I lived nearby as a child. When it closed, me and some friends got inside and found some boxes of paper straws left behind. We used these at home for many months for our drinks!

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