Castle Cinema

64 Brooksby's Walk,
London, E9 6DA

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thecastlecinema on January 20, 2017 at 5:14 am

Hi guys!

We’re Ash & Dee, and together we’re working hard to get the Castle Cinema reopened!

Thank you so much to everyone for your incredible work creating this resource!

We’ve never been able to find any images from when the cinema was open, despite talking to the Cinema Theatre Association Archive, Hackney Archives, etc. If anyone could point us towards any old photos of the cinema and Chatsworth Road / Brooksby’s Walk (perhaps in personal collections, etc) that would be incredible!

Similarly anyone with experiences they can share would be fantastic!

Please feel free to email us –

@Richardthecarpenter – we’d absolutely love to see this image of you from the 1970’s!

I’ll check back regularly, and will share some pictures of the renovated space etc.

Thanks again! Ash & Dee

Richardthecarpenter on April 17, 2016 at 4:39 am

My Mum was a usherette at this cinema , also you skipped from cinema in 1958 to bingo hall , I worked here in 1973 , it was a glass factory called Borzels , it specialised in putting transfers on glass then baking them in an oven , I was there in 1973, I also have a picture of myself down the alley

RichieA70 on March 28, 2016 at 11:52 am

A campaign to reopen The Castle cinema in June 2016 has just reached its initial fundraising target. The proposal is to open a 60-80 seat audotorium in approximately half of the upper floor, where the original 1913 plasterwork and decorative mouldings above the proscenium arch are visible. The other half will remain a restaurant working with the cinema, while the downstairs former stalls remains a Spar / Eat17 shop and bar. Details here:

Buffer on July 19, 2014 at 8:33 am

Since April, the upper floor has become the E17 a smart burger bar and bistro. The has low lighting, leather banquettes and retro fittings. Best of all the original curved ceiling is shown in the issue of Time Out for July 15-21, 2014 in the Eating and Drinking section.