Embassy Cinema

354 Pinner Road,
North Harrow, HA2

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Embassy Cinema

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Located on the northwest side of Pinner Road at the corner of Imperial Drive/Station Road, close to North Harrow Underground(tube) Station. The Embassy Cinema was opened in October 1928, and was built for the Pinner Cinema Co. Ltd. The architectural firm of Emden & Egan designed the cinema, with their supervising architect T.C. Overstone being in charge. The cinema had a cafe attached, for the convenience of its patrons.

It was taken over by Associated British Cinemas(ABC) in May 1936, and by 1939 had become the ABC’s second-run cinema in the Harrow area (their Dominion Cinema in the centre of Harrow being first-run).

ABC Cinemas closed the Embassy Cinema on 11th May 1963 with Bette Davis in "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" and William Schallert in "Philbert"(Three’s a Crowd).

It was demolished and a 10-pin bowling alley and Safeway supermarket was built on the site. This too was demolished in April 2006, and a new supermarket and block of flats was being built on the site in 2008.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 30, 2009 at 9:54 am

A photograph of the Embassy Cinema in 1962:

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 30, 2009 at 10:11 am

A vintage photograph of the Embassy Cinema in 1946:
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