Then and Now: Brixton Theatre
Photographic comparisons of old and modern views of Lambeth
1889 The imposing tower of the Brixton Theatre dominates this view, with a billboard on the adjacent wall advertising a production of 'The Beautiful Avenger'. To the left is Elphick's, a butcher's shop.
(pic: Lambeth Archives)
Nov 2003 The Brixton Theatre is now a distant memory after being bombed and subsequently demolished during World War II. The Ritzy Cinema has occupied the space next to the Theatre since 1910, with a bar and cafe occupying the old Theatre entrance.
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