Endeavour Cinema

Plaistow Road,
London, E15

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Located near the Lord Gough public house on Plaistow Road. The West Ham Cinema opened in December 1912. It was closed in August 1932 for renovations, and re-opened on 4th September 1932 as the Savoy Cinema. It was closed on 21st August 1933, and remained empty until new owners took over in 1936, when it re-opened as the Endeavour Cinema, playing family films.

The Endeavour Cinema was closed in 1940, possibly due to conditions during World War II, and it never re-opened (The Lord Gough pub was destroyed by German bombs in 1941).

Later demolished, the Guinness Trust housing estate now stands on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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jenette brewster
jenette brewster on November 12, 2016 at 2:29 pm

My great grandfather was the manager of the Endeavour Cinema way back in the thirties. His son often recalls the journey from Walworth to Plaistow and the preparations for the days shows…. Buster Crabbe in Tarzan the Fearless and endless serials. My mother had an associated Press photo of Great granddad outside the Endeavour with all of these excited kids, all queing up to have their twopenny worth at their own cinema.

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