Metro Cinema

11 Rupert Street,
London, W1 7FS

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The Other Cinema

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Occupying an empty shell in the Trocadero Centre, which was originally supposed to be a theater, the Metro Cinema opened on 11th October 1985 with “Hail Mary” and “Dim Sum”.

Metro 1 with 195 seats was the auditorium of the theater space whilst Metro 2 (84 seats) was the former stage area. Both were below ground level.

The cinemas were plain – with rough cast concrete walls but some stylish embellishments existed in the Art Deco-style stairs and signs. Design was done by Burrell Foley Associates.

It was re-named Other Cinema in 2004, but this was short lived as it was closed on 14th November 2004, and the street entrance became a ticket bureau. By 2015 the cinema space had been gutted and converted into an up-market nightclub named DSTRCT.

Contributed by Ian Grundy

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

Edd on November 6, 2002 at 3:36 am

I remember running films p*ssed off my face at this show!!!

woody on February 6, 2004 at 8:07 am

This is now The OTHER Cinema, run by the Picturehouse group (from early 2003)check pics at
it has a very strong arthouse, documentary booking policy showing a lot of very specialised titles and some great classic reissues exclusively in the West End, its been refurbished with screen 1 in shades of red with velevt seats (195) and screen 2 has cream leather armchairs (56)

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 14, 2004 at 6:22 am

The Other Cinema closed its doors on 14th November 2004. Though still popular with film fans and doing good business with its ‘art house’ programming, the crunch came with a rent hike from the landlords of the Trocadero Centre in which it is located.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 3, 2006 at 11:09 am

Here is a 2004 of the building under its short lived latter name ‘Other Cinema’:

woody on September 6, 2006 at 1:03 am
another shot as The Other Cinema, has been stripped out internally.

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