If you like scouting out London's Art Deco features, then you'll want to head over to Everyman Cinema at Muswell Hill this week. Over the last year the 1930s cinema has undergone a beautiful renovation to restore it to its original state.
Below is a video of the original opening on 9th September 1936, attended by Oscar Deutsche, founder of the Odeon chain, with 1827 seats, 1217 in the stalls and 610 in the circle. According to Cinema Treasures, it screened the British comedy film 'Educated Evans' starring Max Miller.
The 80-year-old grade II listed building was one of the 78 Art Deco cinemas in Britain designed by architect George Coles. Apparently, the original cinema foyer was intended to be on the corner and had to be reorientated so that it did not face St James Church.
See more photos of the restoration process:
Everyman Cinema reopens on November 16. Fortis Green Rd, N10 3HP.Share the story