Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1253032

Date first listed: 14-Sep-1993

Statutory Address: JASMINE BINGO HALL, 11-15, LONDON ROAD


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Statutory Address: JASMINE BINGO HALL, 11-15, LONDON ROAD

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Lewisham (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 35286 72906


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The following building shall be added:

FOREST HILL LONDON ROAD TQ 3572 (south side) 779-/30/10012 Nos. 11-15 Jasmine Bingo Hall (formerly Capitol Cinema)


Cinema, later Bingo Hall:Built in 1928-9 by J Stanley Beard, a noted cinema architect and garden designer in Art Deco Egyptian style. This cinema was designed for silent films and sound equipment had to be inserted behind the screen in 1929. It was designed to seat 1700 and originally had a Compton organ. Built of brick with white tiled facade with blue and yellow faience decorations, roof concealed by parapet. Two storeys and attics; 7 windows. Recessed centre with 5 round-headed windows to first floor with stained glass divided by pilasters,behind which was the tearoom. Massive cornice above, then 5 tripartite windows to attic and pediment withacroteria and decorative bands. On either side are projecting full-height rusticated piers with brackets and torch decorations. End staircase bays have round-headed windows with stained glass to first floor. Late C20 fascia and 5 double doors. Interior retains columned tearoom and a complete auditorium with original proscenium with gilded relief figures to pediment and engaged columns at each side, ribbed plastered ceiling with side pilasters and brackets and moulded balcony front. A rare survival of a complete 1920s cinema and the earliest complete cinema by Beard now surviving.

Listing NGR: TQ3528672906


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Legacy System number: 436173

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