Islington Picture Palace

72 Upper Street,
London, N1 0NY

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Located in the north London inner-city district of Islington. The building was constructed in 1902 and the Islington Picture Palace was most likely a shop conversion, probably operating prior to the 1910 Cinematograph Licencing Act coming into force.

In 2009, it was a bar/restaurant known as Cuba Libre which had closed by 2014.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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muswell on November 18, 2011 at 9:53 am

The building with a dome was a cinema at one time. During the sixties it was an amusement arcade, remember them? It was subsequently an antiques shop, Dome Antiques, run by Chris Farlowe the singer. It was the earliest purpose built cinema in the area I believe. The Screen on the Green is another Islington cinema a few doors away. Curiously neither the Screen, formerly the Rex , nor another nearby cinema ,the Rio in Roseberry avenue which closed in the sixties is mentioned on this site.

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