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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 O/239
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1916-1940
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Majestic Cinema | Stoke Newington x Vogue Cinema x Vogue Repertory Cinema x Vogue Continental


Administrative/Biographical history:

An opening date is not known for the Majestic Cinema, but it is listed in the Kinematograph Yearbook 1937 edition as operating with a seating capacity of 700.

By 1940 it had been taken over by Capital and Provincial Cinemas Ltd and re-named Vogue Cinema. Capital and Provincial Cinemas Ltd were later renamed Classic Cinemas. They specialised in re-runs of classic Hollywood films. It had become the Vogue Repertory Cinema by 1945 and the seating capacity had been reduced to 451. In the mid-1950's it began screening mainly foreign films and was re-named the Vogue Continental.

It closed on 21st June 1958 as a protest by Classic Cinemas against the landlord's rent rise. The building was shuttered and remained closed for 42 years. In November 2000 work began to convert the building into a restaurant and residential use.

Source of information: Website 'Cinema Treasures' at (accessed Nov 2009)


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Majestic Cinema, Stoke Newington, including leases, fire insurance policies, aircraft insurance policy, consent for alterations and correspondence with solicitors, 1916-1940.

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Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1967.

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Description Notes

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Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July to October 2009

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