Curtain raised on lost picture palaces

posted by Michael Zoldessy on February 19, 2008 at 7:44 am

LONDON, ENGLAND — This article in This is Local London delves into the history of some near-forgotten cinemas.

Another Gaumont cinema, in Rosehill, still stands as a bingo club in Bishopsford Road.

The building, designed by Harry Weston, was a shrine to modernism with its vertical windows and geometric patterns.

Circle motifs in the foyer resembled aircraft roundels and those on the wall recalled a ship’s portholes.

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