Electric Cinema Television Centre

89 Wood Lane,
London, W12 7FA

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Electric Cinema Television Centre

A cinema is being built inside the Grade II Listed section of the old BBC(British Broadcasting Corporation) Television Centre building(opened June 29, 1960 and closed on 31st March 2013). The Electric Cinema, operated by the same operators as the Electric Cinema’s, Notting Hill & Shoreditch, is in the right hand side of the building in the basement. Number of seats unknown? Unknown if the cinema has opened yet? One screen is for the exclusive use of Soho House Hotel Group members. Rest of the building that wasn’t demolished is being converted in housing, bars, restaurants, and three TV studios (there used to be twelve) to be re-used and leased out to independent programme producers. The Helios statue (by sculpture T.B. Huxley-Jones) in the forecourt of the building is also Grade II Listed and restored also along with the remaining buildings. Located in the West London suburb of White City/Shepherds Bush.

Contributed by David coppock

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davidcoppock on May 3, 2018 at 1:54 am

The first BBC staff moved into the Scenery Block in 1953. The offical opening was on 29/6/1960. Television Centre was seen been blown up(not for real) in an episode of the television series “The Goodies”(series 2, episode 18, Gender educagion). The front of the building(and possibly the inside?) was used the the television series “An Adventure in Space and Time” about the early beginings of the television series “Doctor Who” which used to be filmed in Television Centre(studo recordings). It was the last programme filmed before the partital demolition and resoration of Television Centre. The inside(and possibly the outside?) of Television was seen in one of the extras on the “Doctor who” dvd “The Visitation”(The Television Centre of the Universe – part 1). The Television Centre of the Universe – part 2 is an extra on the Doctor Who" dvd of “The Underwater Menace”. The gardens outside Television Centre used by the Television prograame “Blue Peter” is still there(also heritage listed i think?).

davidcoppock on May 3, 2018 at 2:18 am

Television Centre is in the shape of a question mark when seen from the air.

davidcoppock on May 3, 2018 at 6:39 am

There is also going to be a Royal College of Art Campusin the redevelpment of the building too.

davidcoppock on May 4, 2018 at 5:53 am

The hotel/housing section of the building may have opened in April 2018?

davidcoppock on May 5, 2018 at 3:53 am

There may be a carpark under the left hand part of the Television Centre building?

davidcoppock on June 13, 2018 at 6:55 am

The BBc are using three of the original tv studios for some of tv shows(like The Graham Norton Show).

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