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City of Nottingham (Unitary Authority)
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SK 57222 40058



SK5740SW KING STREET 646-1/14/308 (East side) 12/07/72 Nos.25, 27, 31 AND 33 Elite building (Formerly Listed as: KING STREET Nos.25 AND 27) (Formerly Listed as: UPPER PARLIAMENT STREET Nos.31 AND 33) (Formerly Listed as: UPPER PARLIAMENT STREET The Elite Cinema) (Formerly Listed as: UPPER PARLIAMENT STREET Premises occupied by GF Cope & Co Ltd)


Cinema and shops. 1921, altered mid C20, converted 1991. By Adamson & Kinns. Steel frame, with concrete floors and brick cladding. White faience facing and dressings, and slate roofs. EXTERIOR: plinth, sill and lintel bands, relief friezes between floors, scalloped main cornice, stepped coped parapet. 4 storeys plus attics; 9 window range. L-plan. Windows are mainly original swing casements with glazing bar upper lights. 4 storeys plus attics; 9 window range divided into bays by full height pilasters, each topped with a niche on an enriched bracket, containing an allegorical figure. Main front has a triple entrance bay with mid C20 door canopy, and a pedimented dormer with round-arched window. On either side, 3 bays, each with 3 tripartite windows on each floor. Ground floor has segment-arched openings with mid and late C20 shopfronts. At each end, an angled corner bay with a round-arched ground floor window and a pedimented dormer with a segment-arched window. Right return, to Queen Street, has 2 glazed bays similar to the front, then 7 blind bays with segment-arched shopfronts, 1992. Left return, to King Street, has 2 glazed bays similar to the front. To left, a narrower entrance bay with a recessed glazed door flanked by curved shop windows, and above a segment-arched window. Above, 2 windows on each floor. INTERIOR: has public rooms decorated in different historical styles. Largely original auditorium, with a square proscenium arch and a cartouche and supporters above. Side walls have 3 panels in the form of round-arched windows, with flanking columns, portrait medallions, and swags. Elaborate frieze of figures. Reticulated coved ceiling over the balcony, and a simpler coved ceiling to the rear. First floor foyer in Adam style, with panelled walls and coffered ceiling with corner arabesques. Second floor foyer in Jacobean Revival style, with framed panelling and strapwork ceiling. Fireplace with the monogram EPT (Elite Picture Theatre) in the overmantel. Second floor restaurant in Classical Revival style with panelled walls, double Ionic pilasters, and modillion cross beams to enriched ceiling. Fireplace with overmantel mirror. Second floor side room, fully panelled, with frieze painted with nursery rhyme scenes. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 234).

Listing NGR: SK5722240058


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Books and journals
Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, (1979), 234


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: 25 May 2004
Reference: IOE01/12291/05
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