Theatre Metropole/Camberwell Empire/Camberwell Odeon
Location: junction of Coldharbour Lane & Denmark Hill
1894 Metropole opened. as Theatre & Playhouse on junction of Coldharbour Lane & Denmark Hill.
Later became Camberwell Empire
1939 Camberwell Empire demolished.
Camberwell Odeon by Mather & Roberts built on the site (seating 2,470)
1975 Cinema closed
1981 Became Dickie Dirts - jeans emporium.
1993 Building demolished
Foyer built for homeless
Palace of Varieties/Camberwell Palace/Palace Cinema
Location: corner of Denmark Hill/Orpheus Street
1896 Oriental Palace of Varieties - built by Dan Leno (corner of Denmark Hill/Orpheus Street)
1899 Oriental Palace of Varieties rebuilt as Camberwell Palace (2000 seater)
Tinted photo below (circa 1905)
1932 Became Palace Cinema
1943 Became a variety theatre (later with fan dancers in style of Windmill Theatre)
1956 Camberwell Palace closed
19?? Post office built on the site.
New Grand Hall/Grand Cinema
Location: 315-317 Camberwell New Road
c1909 New Grand Hall opened at 315-317 Camberwell New Road (seated 814)
1968 Grand Cinema (ex-New Grand Hall) closed (later Bingo Hall & now a Snooker hall)
Golden Domes Picture Theatre/Rex Cinema/Essaldo Cinema
Location: 28-32 Denmark Hill
1914 Golden Domes Picture Theatre opened at 28-32 Denmark Hill
1952 Golden Domes Picture Theatre renamed Rex Cinema
1956 Rex Cinema renamed as Essaldo Cinema.
1964 Essoldo Cinema closed (now a supermarket)
Location: 37 Denmark Hill
1915 Bijou Theatre opened at 37 Denmark Hill (later Denmark Hill Post Office)
Regal Cinema/ABC Cinema
Location: 254-272 Camberwell Road
1940 Regal Cinema opened at 254-272 Camberwell Road (damaged in Blitz that year)
1961 Regal Cinema renamed ABC
1973 ABC Cinema closed. Became a Bingo Hall.
2011 Bingo hall became a church
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