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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th November 1906 George Bernard Shaws Doctor's Dilemma, premieres in London
20th November 1898 John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway), dies
20th November 1852 Charles Reade/Tom Taylor's Masks and Faces, premieres in London
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.