Lost Brixton: Theatres and cinemas
Celebrating lost landmarks of Brixton
Despite being famed for its long theatrical tradition, with productions rivalling the West End, Brixton now finds itself without a single theatre. We pay tribute to some of Brixton's lost cinemas and theatres.
Brixton Oval, Brixton
Brixton's most famous theatre, destroyed during WW2.
Brixton Theatre and Ritzy (1900)
Brixton Theatre and Opera House (1905)
Brixton Theatre advertising posters and handbills
Empress Theatre Brighton Terrace, Brixton
Now demolished, this huge theatre/cinema once hosted variety shows by Tony Hancock and Bruce Forsyth!
Empress Theatre (1910)
Empress posters and memories
Grand cinema/ Pullman 222 Railton Road, SE24
Little known and short-lived former cinema opposite Herne Hill railway station.
Palladium Cinema (Fridge) Brixton Hill, Brixton
Former Edwardian cinema, now The Fridge nightclub
Palladium Cinema (1915)
Palladium Cinema (1945)
» Fridge history, archive photos
Regal/ Granada Kennington Rd, SE11
Large Kennington cinema now buried under the inevitable yuppie flats
Regal Cinema (1960-2006)
Scala Cinema Brixton Road, Brixton
Surprisingly capacious cinema on Brixton Hill with a near-intact frontage
The Scala (1914)
Lost cinemas Brixton
A listing of long-forgotten early 20th century cinemas in the Brixton area, with photos of the sites
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