The Kensington (later Odeon), High Street Kensington, London: the proscenium seen from the upper circle

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RIBApix ref no RIBA23456
Architect/DesignerLeathart & Granger
Artist/PhotographerIngle, Walter (1860-1939)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1926
Image Date1926
ViewInterior
StyleEgyptian Revival
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP34/132
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Opened in 1926, the Kensington was the largest cinema in the country at the time with accommodation for 2,300 people. Originally designed for Joseph T. Mears Theatres it was one of the first essays in adopting the Egyptian style for cinema design.

Subject tags

interior decoration, cinemas, lamps, lighting fixtures