Former Savoy Cinema, Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware - Brent

The Savoy Cinema was built for the independent circuit Goide & Glassman and was designed by cinema architect George Coles. It opened on 29th June 1936 with Bobby Breen in “Rainbow on the River”. It is an impressive cinema with all of its internal Moderne fittings intact. It operated as a bingo hall from the 1960s but closed in 2014. Despite several attempts to sell, occupy and find a new use for the building it remains empty and in a declining state with crumbling plasterwork.

Former Savoy Cinema, Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware - Brent
© London Borough of Brent

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: MECCA BINGO CLUB
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1384932
  • Local Planning Authority: Brent
  • Site Type: Civil > Public building


  • Building Name: Former Savoy Cinema
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Brent
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Brent North
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Commercial company

Contact Details

Mark Price 0208 937 5236

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England