Academy Cinema

189 High Street North,
London, E6 1JB

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Located in the east London district of East Ham, almost opposite East Ham Railway/Tube Station. The East Ham Electric Theatre was opened on 20th October 1910, and was operated by Sir John Bethell. Seating was provided on a single level, steeply sloped foor.

By 1917, it had been taken over by new independent operators and re-named Academy Cinema. It was closed in 1922, and converted into a Woolworth’s store. Later demolished, a new building on the site was used as Wade’s Furnishings store by the 1990’s. In 2009, it is occupied by Sofa Living.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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