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Previously operated by: Shipman & King Cinemas Ltd.
Architects: David Evelyn Nye
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Embassy Cinema
Opened on 19th March 1936 for the Shipman and King circuit, the Embassy Cinema was a grand Art Deco style cinema featuring a Wurlitzer 3Manual/6Ranks organ with an illuminated console. It was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system. There was also a café for the convenience of its patrons.
The cinema was never sub-divided, and was taken over by Star Cinemas chain in 1967 and re-named Studio One. It was closed in August 1982 and was demolished in 1985.
An old people’s home stands on the site now and bears it’s name as "Embassy Court"
The Embassy Cinema in not too far away Braintree (architects Leslie Kemp & Tasker-1935) also had a similar history to the Maldon Embassy, but has survived and operates today as a JD Wetherspoon pub.
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