THE ELECTRIC CINEMA

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1266083
Date first listed:
08-Feb-1974
Date of most recent amendment:
22-Mar-1989
Statutory Address:
THE ELECTRIC CINEMA, 191, PORTOBELLO ROAD W11

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE ELECTRIC CINEMA, 191, PORTOBELLO ROAD W11

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Kensington and Chelsea (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 24644 81150

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/10/2012

TQ 2481 SE 15/1 8.2.74

PORTOBELLO ROAD W11 No 191 (The Electric Cinema)

II*

Cinema. 1910-12 by G S Valentin. Built of machine brick with facade of glazed white tiles, rendered first floor. Two-storey, 2-bay front. Ground floor has fluted Ionic pilasters flanking wide entry to left, narrow entry to right and central window, all with flat arches, and two blind semi-circular arched recesses with rusticated voussoirs; Baroque-style swags over central window; cornice to plain, rendered upper storey which is surmounted by dome to left of principal segmental-curved bay. Interior: rectangular auditorium executed in Edwardian Baroque style, with ornate plasterwork and woodwork; segmental barrel-vaulted ceiling with heavily moulded cartouches, fruity ribs mounted on ornate cornice brackets and elaborate frieze with floral metopes; panelled walls with swags, cartouches, and richly carved architraves; original gas lamps. The oldest cinema with an interior of this quality to have survived in Britain.



Listing NGR: TQ2464481150

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
423089
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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