Gaumont Rose Hill

Bishopsford Road, Rose Hill,
Carshalton, SM4 6BP

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Rose Hill Gaumont exterior, 1998

Situated in Morden (Surrey/London border) and just to the north of Carshalton. The cinema was built for Carshalton Regional Theatres Ltd. an independent company, but it was taken over at opening by Gaumont British Theatres Ltd. The Gaumont Carshalton opened on 13th May 1937 with Fred MacMurray in “Champagne Waltz” and “The King’s People”. Organist Terrence Casey opened the Compton 3Manual/10Rank organ.

The Gaumont was later re-named Gaumont Rose Hill after the actual area that it stood in. The Rank Organisation closed the Gaumont on 22nd July 1961 with Dawn Addams in “Follow That Man” and Virgilio Teixeira in “The Boy Who Stole a Million”. It was converted into a Top Rank Bingo Club, which today is operated by Mecca Bingo.

The Gaumont Rose Hill is a Grade II Listed building.

Contributed by Barry McLean

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 17, 2004 at 10:43 am

The Gaumont opened on 17th May 1937, it closed as a cinema on 22nd July 1961, the final films played were “Follow That Man” and “The Boy Who Stole A Million”. It went over to Bingo club use straight away, which continues today. The architect was Harry Weston (a Gaumont circuit architect) and the seating capacity was 1,500.

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