Building    From 1912  To 1944

Broadway Palace

Categories: Cinema

From Cinema Treasures : "... built for and operated by Browning, Hillier & Batley.  The name was changed to Broadway Palace Theatre in around 1936 and the operator was given as A.H. Batley, one of the original operators. It was the first cinema in the area to install sound, when in 1929 a Cinephone system was fitted.  The Broadway Palace Theatre suffered extensive damage by a German rocket bomb in 1944 which destroyed the front of the building and also hit the Methodist Central Hall on the opposite side of Mitcham Road. It never re-opened as a cinema and after the end of the war a new plain front was put on the building and it was converted into retail use."

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Broadway Palace

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E. C. H. Rowland

E. C. H. Rowland

Entertainer and cinema manager. Born Edward Cyril Hawken Rowland in Plymouth. He appeared as a music hall comedian in London before joining the army. During World War I, he served in France with th...

Person, Cinema, Music / songs, Theatre, France

1 memorial
Nordisk

Nordisk

International film company. Formed by Ole Olsen.

Group, Cinema, Denmark

1 memorial
Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Born Charles Spencer Chaplin in East Street, Walworth (possibly, see Londonist). Comic actor, composer, director and producer.  Born into a music hall family. He joined a troupe of child dancers, '...

Person, Cinema, Seriously Famous, Switzerland, USA

12 memorials
Sam Wanamaker

Sam Wanamaker

Actor, director and visionary who recreated Shakespeare's Globe. Born Chicago. In 1952, while working in the UK, he heard that the House Un-American Activities had black-listed him so he decided to...

Person, Cinema, Theatre, USA

2 memorials
Simon Callow

Simon Callow

Actor, director, writer. Born Streatham.  

Person, Cinema, Literature, Theatre, TV & Radio

4 memorials