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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th March 1921 Actor Dirk Bogarde is born in Hampstead, London.
28th March 1858 The original Chelsea toll & suspension bridge designed by Thomas Page was opened.
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.