538-540 Kingsland Road,
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Previous Names: Kingsland Imperial Picture Theatre, Kings Cinema
Opened as the Kingsland Imperial Picture Theatre in 1912, it had seating for 500.
In early 1933, it was closed, and re-opened on 7th August 1933 after enlargement and re-furbishment as the Plaza Cinema. It was operated by Kingsland Pictures Ltd. who also operated the Coliseum Cinema, Stoke Newington.
They closed the Plaza Cinema on 19th December 1959 with Eric Fleming in “Curse of the Undead” and Barbara Wilson in “Terror in the Midnight Sun” (Rymdinvasion i Lappland).
The building was converted into a shop (last an Oxfam shop) and for many years the upper parts were in use as a Snooker Hall. The facade had been partially removed, giving no sign of this being a former cinema building. It was demolished in Spring 2009, as part of the Dalston Junction redevelopment (which also destroyed the former Gaumont).
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