315-317 Camberwell New Road,
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Located on the southern end of Camberwell New Road, opposite Warner Road in the south London district of Camberwell. The New Grand Hall was originally built as a function hall and was also used for roller skating. It opened as the New Grand Hall Cinema Theatre in December 1909 with F.W. Purcell as managing director. Noted theatre architect was involved in the conversion of the building.
By 1946, it was operated by S.M. Super Cinemas chain which was owned by Southan Morris. From 13th March 1949 it became the Grand Cinema. It was taken over by the Essoldo Cinemas group on 26th August 1954 and continued with the Grand Cinema name as they had already re-named the nearby Rex Cinema, Camberwell the Essoldo Cinema.
The Grand Cinema closed on 14th January 1968 with Yul Brynner in “Kings of the Sun” and Richard Bakalyan “Paratroop Command”. It was converted into a bingo hall which in 1983 had become a snooker club, a use it retains today as Juno’s Camberwell Snooker Club.
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