O2 Forum Kentish Town

9 Highgate Road,
London, NW5 1JY

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popcorn_pete on February 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Opened 17 December 1934 and closed 18 July 1970. The Town and Country Club during the 1980s, survived a redevelopment plan in 1992 but closed March 1993. Later that year Mean Fiddler took on the lease with films of a musical nature returning to the former cinema in 1995 under the Silver Screen Cinema Club banner. The MAMA group took over the lease in 2007 and refurbished the building in 2009 when it became known as the HMV Forum. The current operator is Live Nation, part of the Academy Music Group, which has rebranded the venue the O2 Forum.

davepring on May 20, 2014 at 3:52 pm

There are plans for films to return to The Forum in the near future when the venue is not booked for concerts.

keiths on February 27, 2009 at 6:55 am

The family resemblance with the former Ealing Forum/ABC/Virgin/UGC is amazing. The Ealing version was tripled some years ago, but is currently being demolished. There were stories doing the rounds that a multiplex is going to replace it – utilising the former frontage – but we must wait and see.

woody on September 17, 2007 at 9:44 am

heres a load of photos i took last friday night at a concert by The Gossip, showing the amazing interior, i was totally blown away by how richly decorated it is and how intact
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woody on May 22, 2007 at 2:25 am

rear view taken from a speeding train showing the bulk of the auditorium and fly tower

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 25, 2005 at 7:34 am

A recent exterior view of the former Forum Cinema, Kentish Town in North London, now in use as a rock concert venue.
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 27, 2005 at 12:47 pm

Exterior photo and some history on the Forum Cinema, Kentish Town, London here: