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Paramount and Universal Cinemas

A Grade II Listed Building in St James's, London

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Latitude: 51.5089 / 51°30'32"N

Longitude: -0.1347 / 0°8'4"W

OS Eastings: 529544

OS Northings: 180533

OS Grid: TQ295805

Mapcode National: GBR FF.X8

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.MB4M

Plus Code: 9C3XGV58+H4

Entry Name: Paramount and Universal Cinemas

Listing Date: 22 November 1973

Last Amended: 1 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1274609

English Heritage Legacy ID: 414798

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, SW1Y

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James Piccadilly

Church of England Diocese: London

Tagged with: Cinema

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SW1 (West side)
22.11.73 Nos. 17 to 25 (odd)
(Paramount and Universal
Cinemas) (formerly listed
under Regent Street)


Cinemas. c.1923 by Verity and Beverley, built as a Super Cinema. Portland
stone ashlar on steel frame, pantiled roof. Free interpretation of Beaux
Arts French neo-classicism with feature of domed corner. 4 main storeys.
5 bays wide, rounded corner and 7-bay return to Jermyn Street. c.1970
remodelling of ground floor with entrance to cinemas on corner and deep
canopy-fascia. Tripartite recessed casements to 1st floor. 3-window
centre of 2nd floor with archivolt arched windows and carved reveals, the
outer bays with segmental pedimented windows. Bracketed cornice at 3rd
floor level with balustraded parapet surmounted by urns, the 3rd floor set
back; enriched frieze with plaques inscribed Music and Drama. The rounded
corner is crowned by a coloured mosaic dome surmounted by a stone arched,
octagonal lantern with pantile cupola-roof. Plainer but similar treatment
to Jermyn Street.

Listing NGR: TQ2954480533

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