Luxor Cinema

Marlowes,
Hemel Hempstead, HP1

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The new Aero Cinema replaced the old one on Albion Hill, was designed by H.R. Finn and built for S. Nichols and R. Coles. It had 760 seats in the stalls and 199 in the balcony. It opened on 20th July 1926 with “The Merry Widow”, three days after the old one closed. Talkies arrived in May 1930 with Western Electric(WE) sound and the cinema was renamed the Luxor Cinema. It was taken over by Southan Morris in 1936 and again by Essoldo in 1954 along with the Princess Cinema. It closed on 27th August 1960 with “Samson and Delilah”, probably as a result of the Odeon opening, and was later demolished.

Contributed by Gavin McGrath

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Ian
Ian on May 16, 2017 at 12:52 pm

The Luxor was equipped with a stage, often used by the HH Operatic Society.

Memories and a small photo here Luxor

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