Scala Cinema

275 Pentonville Road,
London, N1 9NL

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Ian on February 4, 2018 at 9:55 am

The Scala has a rather splendid new lighting scheme at night – photo taken January 2018:–


Mike_Blakemore on November 1, 2014 at 1:37 am

Do’s anybody know the date the Theatre was bombed during the second world war Please .. I am trying to do research on the subject..

TomJensenMorganfromAustinTexas on October 31, 2014 at 10:10 pm

I spent most Saturday nights there during the academic year 1985 to 1986. I saw my first Tarkovsky movie “Stalker” there. Some of my happiest memories from my time in London were formed in the all-night screenings at the Scala, drinking Long Life and eating cold sandwiches.

Ian on September 9, 2007 at 4:27 pm

Two daytime shots from September 2007 here:–

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Ken Roe on December 24, 2005 at 3:57 pm

Four recent (2003) exterior views of what is now the Scala Nightclub, Kings Cross, London:
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Ken Roe on July 27, 2005 at 6:07 pm

Exterior photo and some history on the Scala Cinema, Kings Cross, London here:

woody on May 27, 2004 at 3:34 pm

This building has been open since 1999 as the Scala nightclub and it hosts a lot of varied and very successful evenings and has regular bands performing there.
The nightclub is built in the stalls area and has a separate main dancefloor and stage in the former balcony area and a third dance floor upstairs in what would have been the cirlce lounge/projection rooms.
As you can imagine none of the auditorium decor has survived and the building has gone back to the bare brick, the only remaining areas of interest are the enterance lobby with its terratzo flooring and the staircases that go up the curved corner of the building which retain some plasterwork and decorative metal railings and grills.
Externally the building has been restored and looks wonderful at night with the circular windows picked out in blue neon.
As a point of interest the last film show at the Scala was “a clockwork orange” and this was during the time it was banned in the UK and was the reason the Scala closed.