Methodist Central Hall

15-17 Mitcham Road,
London, SW17 9PA

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Located in the south London district of Tooting. The Methodist Central Hall was built by Joseph Arthur Rank (later head of the Rank Organisation) as a venue for concerts and talks. Films were also shown on a regular basis from 19th November 1910.

The building was badly damaged by German bombs in 1940, and it wasn’t repaired until 1945. When it re-opened, films were not part of programming. The Central Methodist Hall was demolished in 1967 and a Marks & Spencer store was built on the site. This had become a Primark store by 2011.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm

A 1951 photograph of the Methodist Central Hall:
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