Electric Vaudeville Theatre
228 Seven Sisters Road,
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Firms: Lovegrove & Papworth
Located in the inner north London district of Finsbury Park. The is a terraced building that joins to the right-hand side of the famed Astoria Theatre. The Electric Vaudeville Theatre opened in December 1909 as a shop conversion, designed to the plans of the cinema architectural firm Lovegrove & Papworth. It was operated by Robert Hawkins and his partner Arthur Pitman. It was granted a Cinematograph Licence in 1910, to comply with new Cinematograph Licencing Act.
Robert Hawkins lost his partner and he sold the cinema to Selig & Isaacs in 1915. The Electric Vaudeville Theatre was closed in 1916, possibly due to conditions during World War I.
It reverted back to retail use, and for many years in the 1980’s and early-1990’s the building was empty and derelict. In recent years it has been converted into a sauna and a restaurant.
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