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Located in the Rushey Green district of Catford, a district of southeast London. The Catford Public Halls was built in 1932 as part of the Town Hall and was designed for multi-purpose use. Initially equipped for screening silent films only in the main hall, a Compton 3Manual/14Ranks theatre organ was installed for its opening in June 1932.
There are 845 seats in the main theatre and 102 in the Studio Theatre. Although located at Rushey Green, Catford, the theatre was later, rather confusingly, re-named Lewisham Theatre, as Lewisham is some distance away.
The Broadway Studio was restored and re-opened in May 1987, and in recent years, the main hall has been re-named Broadway Theatre and has been restored. The Compton theatre organ was restored in 1984 by Rushworth & Dreaper, and is now played at special events accompanying silent classic films. In addition to staging live theatre productions, the Broadway Theatre has regular screenings of recent films, and of course today is equipped to screen sound films.
The Broadway Theatre is a Grade II Listed building.
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