Kingsland Palace of Animated Pictures

105-107 Kingsland High Street,
London, E8 2PB

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Kingsland Palace floorplan architects drawings

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Located in the east London inner city district of Dalston. In 1909, Clara Ludski opened the Kingsland Palace in a former auctioneers shop at 105 Kingsland High Street. Seating was provided for 175.

It was so successful, that in 1910, she took over the premises next door at number 107, and enlarged the cinema to seat 360. It was now named the Kingsland Palace of Animated Pictures. In 1915, the building was demolished, to enable the purpose built Kingsland Empire to be erected on the site.

The new cinema was designed by architects Percy C. Adams & George Coles, and with modifications in 1937 by architect Frederick E. Bromige, it continues today as the popular Rio Cinema.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Woody_London
Woody_London on November 1, 2016 at 12:23 pm

This cinema was an early design by W.E Trent

Woody_London
Woody_London on December 1, 2016 at 5:44 am

correction to the listing – the floor plan shows it was 105 initially and then expanded into 107 cheers

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