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Ace Cinema

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rayners Lane, London

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Latitude: 51.5739 / 51°34'26"N

Longitude: -0.3707 / 0°22'14"W

OS Eastings: 513010

OS Northings: 187371

OS Grid: TQ130873

Mapcode National: GBR 58.F78

Mapcode Global: VHFT0.JPDT

Entry Name: Ace Cinema

Listing Date: 13 March 1981

Last Amended: 27 January 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1079729

English Heritage Legacy ID: 201975

Location: Harrow, London, HA2

County: London

District: Harrow

Electoral Ward/Division: Rayners Lane

Built-Up Area: Harrow

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Andrew Roxbourne

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

In the entry for

Rayners Lane

The Odeon Cinema

The address shall be amended to read
Rayners Lane

Ace Cinema
(formerly listed as
The Odeon Cinema)


In the entry for:

Rayners Lane

Ace Cinema (formerly listed
as The Odeon Cinema)

The grade shall be amended to read: II* (star).

The description shall be amended to read;

Cinema 1936 by F E Bromige. Mass concrete and brick; flat asphalt roof. Tall triple-
bowed concrete frontage with very wide central bowed projection: convex flanking
concave metal windows rise to full-height within. Flat and bowed concrete canopy
across front and above entrance doors. Rising upwards from the entrance canopy is a
great concrete feature in the shape of a stylised elephant's trunk, with the curved
"head" projecting in front of and above the bowed parapet. Interior: oval-shaped
entrance foyer, with steps and railings to sunken tea-room in centre which has
cigar-shaped coved plaster ceiling. Auditorium has concrete horizontal fluted gallery
front and inward-curving walls; it is dominated by a fibrous plaster ceiling with
deep coved ribs driving forward and downward to proscenium arch which is flanked
by fluted side columns. A remarkably individual cinema design, and noted as the least
altered late 1930s streamlined "art deco" cinema.


Rayners Lane

TQ 18 NW 3/28 13.3.81 The Odeon Cinema
The Odeon cinema


1935. Architect F E Bromige. Tall frontage in concrete, triple bowed with the
central bowed projection very wide with concave metal windows to full height
within. From the entrance canopy upwards in a great concrete 'mullion' in the
shape of a curved 'elephant's trunk, stylised, with the 'head' projecting in front
and above the bowed parapet. To right and left of the centre are 2 full height
metal bowed windows while embracing the Whole front is a flat, bowed concrete
canopy protecting the entrance doors. The entrance foyer retains original decora-
tion as does the auditorium with the wide proscenium arch, decorative ribbed ceiling,
and concrete horizontal fluted gallery front.

Listing NGR: TQ1301087371

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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