Odeon Temple Fortune

Finchley Road,
London, NW11 6XU

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 7, 2014 at 11:07 am

Map & street view corrected.

petekernow on November 7, 2014 at 9:30 am

I went to primary school just behind the cinema. It was also used by the Jewish community for special meetings at Yom Kippur. NB your map location actually shows the Regal at Childs Hill. Temple Fortune is north of Golders Green.

RHScottSpencer on March 15, 2013 at 11:15 am

I worked at this theatre/cinema for a short time doing stage lighting and 1st projectionist around the late 1960’s early 1970’s Rank had just spent a small fortune redoing the rigging and stage lighting. The new dimmer board was on a platform stage left with three preset’s the fly rigging was also stage left. It was a big theatre/cinema though it did a lot of live show’s which payed there way, it was not paying it’s way as a single screen cinema. Nor would it pay it’s way as a multi screen cinema, it was just to far out of the shopping area.

orpheum on May 21, 2010 at 7:52 am

After closure Rank proposed to use this as a Sundown balroom/nightclub.However because there were restrictive covenants restricting this use an application was made to the Lands Tribunal to vary them This was turned down thus dooming the cinema.The cinema was always used by the local synagogue for its High holiday services.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 26, 2009 at 8:07 am

Only the stage house and a section of the right hand side of the front of the building remain standing in this May 1982 demolition photograph:
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