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Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Plaque (lost): Davis' Theatre

Erection date: 2004


{Beneath photographs of the theatre:}
Davis' Theatre 1928 - 1959. This building is all that remains of the Davis' Theatre, a magnificent dual purpose cinema and theatre designed in contemporary French decorative style by the eminent architect Robert Cromie. It held an audience of more than 3,700, the largest cinema in England at the time. Amongst the many spectacular presentations was the Bolshoi Ballet who performed here in 1957.
Produced by the Cinema Theatre Association 2004 and sponsored by the President, Tony Moss.

Google Street View shows this plaque in situ 2008 - 2014 but lost by June 2015. We have the Russian Embassy to thank for drawing this loss to our attention.

Site: Davis' Theatre (1 memorial)

CR0, High Street Croydon, 81

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Davis' Theatre

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Davis' Theatre

Built by Grace and Marsh and operated by Israel Davis and his family. It open...

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Bolshoi Ballet

Dance company. A school for a Moscow orphanage was created in 1773, and its p...

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Robert Cromie

Architect. He designed many cinemas including the Hammersmith Apollo, as well...

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Davis' Theatre

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Cinema Theatre Association

Founded by journalist Eric George, who wanted to draw attention to the magnif...

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Tony Moss

Former President of the Cinema Theatre Association.

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