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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd July 2006 Arsenal's new stadium The Emirates officially opened.
22nd July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes is shot dead by plain clothes police at Stockwell tube station.
22nd July 1971 Born today: Charlotte Gainsbourg, London England, actress (Little Thief)
22nd July 1944 Born today: Rick Davies, London England, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp)
22nd July 1928 Fulham football legend Jimmy Hill was born in Balham, South London.
22nd July 1919 De Falla and Massine's Three-cornered Hat, premieres in London
22nd July 1844 Born today: William Archibald Spooner, London, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms)
22nd July 1814 The Earliest known match played at Lord's Cricket Ground.
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.