Coronation Cinema

501 High Street North,
London, E12 6TH

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patjk on October 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I remember, as a child, seeing the George Cuckor/Judy Garland version of “A Star is Born” at The Coronation. We lived close by, on Dersingham Avenue. This would have been about 1956 I would say. I hated the film too and walked out, waiting in the foyer until my parents came out after the film had finished. I was probably about 12 at the time. Ten years later I was dragged to see a revival of the film at the NFT by a girlfriend, and it’s now in my top ten American films. How times change one.

lucky7 on August 24, 2010 at 2:03 pm

The famous Coronation cinema has reopened as a banqueting Hall named The Royal Regency. Most of its old glory is restored by its new management.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

Regarding the Dec 22, 2008 comment above by JeremyJW. The projection box was not located in the rear stalls. It was at the rear of the circle. The reason there are no projection port-holes on the rear circle wall in the January 1984 auditorium photographs, is that they were bricked in by Mecca. The original projection box is still in the rear of the circle, now an empty room, refurbished for future office use.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 24, 2010 at 5:01 am

The former Coronation Cinema, photographed in April 2010 as the Royal Regency banquet hall:
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Close-up of entrance:
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Sapho on January 2, 2009 at 5:43 pm

I recently went past the building (Jan 2009), the paint job has been changed, and it seems to have been reopened as some sort of venue, but I have not gone inside. I do not live far from it, but there is little for me to do over there and I work full-time so don’t get the time to go there. It has either re-opened as a social club or a music venue, but I think whatever it has been turned into, it would soon go back into disrepair. I may take some pictures of the exterior and post them here. As it is open now, maybe it would be fun to go inside and see what it’s like.

Saulie on May 18, 2008 at 1:36 pm

By the way, does anyone know where I could find some photo’s of the interior when it was a cinema?

Saulie on May 18, 2008 at 1:34 pm

I can confirm that the snooker club has now closed, it closed around two months ago. I had no idea about the buildings history until I stumbled across this page. It now explains why the snooker club only occupied the left two thirds of the building. It’s sad that the building is known in the area as a hot spot for drug dealers, and only wish someone could restore the place to it’s former glory, the area would benefit much from it. I find the buildings history truely fascinating and will be watching to see where its future lies.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 18, 2008 at 10:21 am

A vintage photograph of the ABC Coronation Cinema from January 1952:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 31, 2007 at 8:20 am

A 1946 vintage photograph of the Coronation Cinema from the London Borough of Newham archives:
As seen sixty years later; November 2006: