Electric Theatre

1 Liverpool Grove,
London, SE17 2HW

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The Sutherland Chapel was built in 1842 as a Congregational Church. The building was set back on land from Walworth Road, and originally had a street address of 341 Walworth Road. It has a highly pedimented facade, and large windows along the side-walls. In 1904, the building was closed and was taken over by the Electric Theatre Company. It operated as a cinema until at least 1915. Later it became a theatre store.

In the early-1950’s, a new building was built immediately in front of the Electric Theatre, which today is occupied by the Salvation Army and a shop name Art & Magic.

By 2009, the former Electric Theatre has been converted into flats, and is known as Malvern House, with an address around the corner from Walworth Road on Liverpool Grove.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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