354 Pinner Road,
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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 on 14th October 1928 by actress Betty Balfour, with John Breedon in “Movietone Follies of 1929” on the screen. It 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 and a car park for 200 cars.
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 gymnasium and block of flats was built on the site in 2008.
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