Grand Picture Palace

Turnpike Lane,
London, N8

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The Bioscope Theatre opened in 1913, on the southwest corner of Wightman Road and Turnpike Lane in the Hornsey/Harringay district of north London. It was a rather plain ‘box like’ cinema. Renamed Grand Picture Palace by 1928, it was soon closed down, possibly by the threat of the ‘talkies’ and the new cinemas that were being built in the area.

The cinema was demolished to make way for road improvements after the Second World War.

Contributed by Hugh Flouch

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hjuk
hjuk on December 22, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Is there any reference for this venue being called Bioscope on opening? My ref was http://londonfilm.bbk.ac.uk/view/venue/?id=252 which says their source was the Bioscope Annual. Could there be any mix-up there?

It seems to have been owned by Adelphi pictures (see link on same site) which apparently also ran two more venues called Grand Picture.

Just keen to learn more so if you have any more refs woudl be keen to hear about them.

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