Premier cinema, 79-81 High Street North, East Ham, London
Trent, William Edward (1874-1948)
Maltby, John (1910-1980)
Colour / B&W
Black & white
John Maltby / RIBA Library Photographs Collection
Incorporating the former Premier Electric cinema as entrance hall, cafe and lounge area, this cinema was taken over by the Provincial Cinematograph Theatres Ltd (PCT) in 1929. It was renamed Gaumont in 1952 and closed as a cinema in 1963. It reopened as a Top Rank Club for bingo, later renamed Mecca, which closed in 2005. In spite of being a fine example of an early cinema, it was never designated listed status and was demolished in 2009.