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The best pictures of suburban London cinemas

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Cinema, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London on Tuesday, 11 August 2015

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The best pictures of old London cinemas capture the atmosphere of the early days of silent film and its popularity in suburbs.
The first picture shows a flea-pit down the Old Kent Road.

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Early Flea-Pit cinema, the Nelson Electric Theatre in the Old Kent Road, showing, clean moral pictures

The second picture shows a Moorish architectural gem in Lewisham.

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Kings Hall Cinema, Lewisham

The third picture shows a long queue to see Charlie Chaplin in The Kid at the Majestic in Clapham.

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Queue for Charlie Chaplin in The Kid at The Majestic, High Street, Clapham, in circa 1921

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