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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th September 1930 Noel Coward's Private Lives, premieres in London

24th September 1924 Born today: Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)

24th September 1918 Born today: Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)

24th September 1917 Born today: William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier and Vagaries)

24th September 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London

24th September 1717 Horace Walpole, art historian and gothic author was born in London.go to related location

The Woolwich Granada



The Woolwich Granada

The most romantic theatre ever built?

Location: 174-186 Powis Street, Woolwich, SE18 6NL

Description: The Woolwich Granada, a Gothic densation in it's day was once described as 'the most romantic theatre ever built'.

It was designed by architect George Coles
in a modern gothic and art deco hybrid and opened in 1937.

In it's early days it became a celebrity premiere hotspot with many stars attending first nights here including Glenda Farrell, Claude Hulbert, and Buddy Holly.

Inside there's a Hall of Mirrors serving as a waiting area for balcony patrons.

Today the grade II listed former Odeon and Bingo hall is part of the thriving New Wine Church.


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The Woolwich Granada

The most romantic theatre ever built?


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