Granada Wandsworth Road

128-130 Wandsworth Road,
London, SW8 2LD

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spencerphobbs
spencerphobbs on September 21, 2014 at 8:23 am

Again, the usual factual errors in this listing, as unfortunately is a recurring theme with many of the listings on this interesting, if rather inaccurate web-site. Firstly, the reference to the Clock Tower Cinema that had previously occupied the site as having existed between “1921 – 1936” is incorrect as it had closed before 1936; and the statement that the Granada circuit simply programmed it from the early 1930’s and “was purchased by them in 1936” is also incorrect. Frank “Barnes” was not the name of the sculptor who provided the decorations of various musical instruments for the two splay wall grilles. The last films were not shown in 1965 as stated, whilst similarly the bingo club didn’t close in April 1977 as stated. I am sure, however, that the postcode is spot on!! Please (please) try to be more accurate, or perhaps try a bit of research or fact checking, rather than simply copying from other sources before posting these listings, as as has already been the case, these multiple errors filter through into other sources and are of course unhelpful to others interested in, or researching these buildings.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 28, 2010 at 9:07 am

A vintage 1949 photograph of the Granada, and the console of its Wurlitzer organ:
http://www.ukwurlitzer.co.cc/2197.html

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on January 24, 2008 at 1:43 pm

I cant wait for someone to post some pics, John, can you get one next time your on that train?

Johnllon
Johnllon on January 24, 2008 at 12:40 pm

You can see the back of this building on the trains in/out of Waterloo. I have always noticed that this cinema has no flytower. Did it have one before the 1941 bomb detroyed the stage end? As it is decribed as having a fully equiped stage.