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The Electric Cinema

A Grade II* Listed Building in Colville, Kensington and Chelsea

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Latitude: 51.5155 / 51°30'55"N

Longitude: -0.2051 / 0°12'18"W

OS Eastings: 524644

OS Northings: 181150

OS Grid: TQ246811

Mapcode National: GBR C8.6YR

Mapcode Global: VHGQY.D5GJ

Plus Code: 9C3XGQ8V+6X

Entry Name: The Electric Cinema

Listing Date: 8 February 1974

Last Amended: 22 March 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266083

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423089

Location: Colville, Kensington and Chelsea, London, W11

County: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Colville

Built-Up Area: Kensington and Chelsea

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: All Saints Notting Hill

Church of England Diocese: London

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/10/2012

TQ 2481 SE

No 191 (The Electric Cinema)


Cinema. 1910-12 by G S Valentin. Built of machine brick with facade of glazed
white tiles, rendered first floor. Two-storey, 2-bay front. Ground floor has
fluted Ionic pilasters flanking wide entry to left, narrow entry to right and
central window, all with flat arches, and two blind semi-circular arched
recesses with rusticated voussoirs; Baroque-style swags over central window;
cornice to plain, rendered upper storey which is surmounted by dome to left
of principal segmental-curved bay. Interior: rectangular auditorium executed
in Edwardian Baroque style, with ornate plasterwork and woodwork; segmental
barrel-vaulted ceiling with heavily moulded cartouches, fruity ribs mounted
on ornate cornice brackets and elaborate frieze with floral metopes; panelled
walls with swags, cartouches, and richly carved architraves; original gas lamps.
The oldest cinema with an interior of this quality to have survived in Britain.

Listing NGR: TQ2464481150

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