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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Greater London Authority
Harrow (London Borough)
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TQ 13010 87371


In the entry for

3/28 ALEXANDRA AVENUE Rayners Lane

The Odeon Cinema

The address shall be amended to read ALEXANDRA AVENUE Rayners Lane

Ace Cinema (formerly listed as The Odeon Cinema)


In the entry for:

3/28 ALEXANDRA AVENUE Rayners Lane

Ace Cinema (formerly listed as The Odeon Cinema)

The grade shall be amended to read: II* (star).

The description shall be amended to read;

Cinema 1936 by F E Bromige. Mass concrete and brick; flat asphalt roof. Tall triple- bowed concrete frontage with very wide central bowed projection: convex flanking concave metal windows rise to full-height within. Flat and bowed concrete canopy across front and above entrance doors. Rising upwards from the entrance canopy is a great concrete feature in the shape of a stylised elephant's trunk, with the curved "head" projecting in front of and above the bowed parapet. Interior: oval-shaped entrance foyer, with steps and railings to sunken tea-room in centre which has cigar-shaped coved plaster ceiling. Auditorium has concrete horizontal fluted gallery front and inward-curving walls; it is dominated by a fibrous plaster ceiling with deep coved ribs driving forward and downward to proscenium arch which is flanked by fluted side columns. A remarkably individual cinema design, and noted as the least altered late 1930s streamlined "art deco" cinema.


ALEXANDRA AVENUE Rayners Lane 1. 5016

TQ 18 NW 3/28 13.3.81 The Odeon Cinema The Odeon cinema


2. 1935. Architect F E Bromige. Tall frontage in concrete, triple bowed with the central bowed projection very wide with concave metal windows to full height within. From the entrance canopy upwards in a great concrete 'mullion' in the shape of a curved 'elephant's trunk, stylised, with the 'head' projecting in front and above the bowed parapet. To right and left of the centre are 2 full height metal bowed windows while embracing the Whole front is a flat, bowed concrete canopy protecting the entrance doors. The entrance foyer retains original decora- tion as does the auditorium with the wide proscenium arch, decorative ribbed ceiling, and concrete horizontal fluted gallery front.

Listing NGR: TQ1301087371


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 19 Aug 2007
Reference: IOE01/16015/25
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