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Eros News Theatre, 7 Shaftesbury Avenue, corner of Piccadilly Circus, London: doors to the auditorium

RIBA Ref No RIBA59730
Architect/DesignerAtkinson, Robert (1883-1952)
Artist/PhotographerMaltby, John (1910-1980)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1934
Image Date1938
ViewInterior
StyleArt Deco
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceMAL3146
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditJohn Maltby / RIBA Collections
SubjectCinemas ; Doors ; Entrances
NOTES: The tall narrow auditorium was located in a basement and had seating in a small circle which was one floor below street level and an orchestra stalls level another floor down. The site was awkward in that the stalls were entered by descending a staircase behind the screen and the space so tight that the projection room could only be entered from the adjacent building off a hallway. It was operated by Capitol and Provincial News Theatres until newsreels ceased to be produced in the 1950s when it became the Classic Cartoon Cinema. This closed in 1976 and it became an Adult cinema, renamed Eros, and later a jeweller's. The building was gutted and converted into a GAP clothing store in 2002.
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