Granada Hounslow

31 Staines Road,
Hounslow, TW3 3HE

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Johnllon on January 11, 2015 at 8:38 am

This cinema was indeed next to the Regal, it was to the East of it, or to the left if facing the cinemas. I often used to go there from Twickenham as it was the nearest cinema with full magnetic stereophonic sound. (The nearby Odeon in Richmond had magnetic stereo sound but no “effects” speakers around the hall). The Granada got a lot of the 20th Century Fox Cinemascope films. It also had some road show runs with films like “The King and I” when it would do good business. It closed suddenly and the week after closure had on the canopy “We’re having a sale”, to try and sell of fixtures and fittings!. LauraWalla you could try Feltham History Society as they have an elderly member (Eddie) who knows a lot about cinemas in Hounslow and West London.

LauraWaller on February 12, 2013 at 10:36 am

Can anyone help find me any information on the Granada in Hounslow – I think it has a connection with my family – the Whitehead family back in the 1900’s but don’t know where to start to find out !

LenGazzard on July 7, 2012 at 3:37 am

As a previous resident of Hounslow I confirm ‘Picture Shows’ comment on the location of this cinema

PictureShow on June 3, 2011 at 3:53 am

Actually the description is wrong-this former cinema,known as the Alcazar,Hounslow was right next door to the Regal cinema,known as the ABC. Both cinemas ran parallel to the Bell Public House in the Staines Road. It was the home of the ‘H'movies during the 1940s or anything else bizarre like 'Damaged Lives’. It was one of the first cimemas to have installed stereo sound and cinemascope in the 50s with the epic THE ROBE as starters.