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Located in Southall, Middlesex, in the west of today’s Greater London. The Dominion Cinema was opened on 14th October 1935 with John Beal in "Laddie" and Elizabeth Bergner in "Escape Me Never". It was built for the small independent circuit of Abraham Goide and his partner Glassman. Designed by architect Frank Ernest Bromige, the facade was spectacular and included a slender fin-tower feature. It was even more beautiful especially at night when the gentle curves and rounded windows were illuminated by back-lighting and strips of neon tubing.
The Dominion Cinema was equipped with a 60 feet wide proscenium opening, a stage 22 feet deep and there were six dressing rooms for use when variety performances were held as part of the programmes. There was also a cafe and a ballroom incorporated into the building.
It was taken over by Associated British Cinemas(ABC) on 10th February 1936 and they operated it until it was closed on 27th January 1962 with Dirk Bogarde in "The Wind Cannot Read" and Audie Murphy in "To Hell and Back".
It was converted into a bingo hall for a few years, but films returned when due to the large Asian population coming into the area there was a need to screen Indian ‘Bollywood’ films. This ceased in around 1979 and the building lay empty and unused until 1982 when it was demolished. The Dominion Community Centre was built on the site. By January 2018 this had become Southall Library.
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