Park Cinema

232 Hither Green Lane,
London, SE13 6RT

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Park Cinema

Viewing: Photo | Street View

Located in the Southeast London district of Hither Green, just to the south of Lewisham. The Park Cinema was opened on 22nd December 1913 at the corner of Hither Green Lane and George Lane. It was designed by architect E.A. Stone of the architectural firm Norfolk & Prior. Seating was provided in stalls and circle levels. Music was provided by a piano, and in 1920 a new pipe organ was installed.

At the end of August 1930, the cinema was closed for redecoration and the installation of sound equipment. It re-opened on 8th September 1930 with Janet Gaynor in "Sunny Side Up", and boasted a a new wonder organ. In around 1931, architect Leslie H. Kemp was employed to modernise the cinema, particularly the facade, which received a ‘modern’ Art Deco style.

Independently operated throughout its life, the Park Cinema was probably never equipped for Cinemascope films and was closed on 14th December 1957. It was converted in a boating store. In recent years it was used as an indoor childrens playground named ‘Kids Korner’. In the Summer of 2008, the building had been offered ‘For Sale’ and had just been ‘Sold’. In early-2011, a local campaign was begun to return the building to cinema use.

Contributed by Ken Roe
You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater