MGM Waltham Cross

88-102 High Street,
Waltham Cross, EN8 7BX

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Jeremy Buck
Jeremy Buck on June 12, 2022 at 3:36 am

The Embassy was demolished in May 2022.

Alanuk on April 8, 2021 at 4:30 am

Back in the early 1970s I visited one Saturday morning with friend who was the organist for a cinema in Eastleigh and stand-in for Reginald Porter-Brown at the ABC Southampton. My friend started up the organ (covered in dust) and it played somewhat. The manager then arrived and was none too pleased and turfed us out! According to one website the organ went to Abbess Rodding and is now in store at Greenlaw - in Scotland I presume.

Biffaskin on January 24, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Visited this site overnight 23-24th January, 2017, and the Gala Bingo operation has closed, signs removed, and has been stripped out of bingo equipment.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 15, 2009 at 5:56 am

A May 2003 photograph of the former Embassy Cinema:

jaykay0 on October 8, 2006 at 3:52 am

I think some of these windows could be accessed from the manager’s office, which led off the foyer on the left. Disconcerting to be sitting in there when he changed the stills – could be seen by passers by!
The sister cinema over the road (Regent) became a bingo hall and was later demolished.

exciterlamp on May 15, 2006 at 6:00 am

Originally, there were large windows in the faience tiling on both sides of the entrance. These contained stills and details of forthcoming attractions, which could be changed from inside the foyer. These windows were still there when I left the area in 1970. Subsequently, the front was retiled, so that it now has an almost prison-like quality, unrelieved by anything apart from the entrance and that looks narrower and less impressive than it was.