Can anyone help with any information about this little theatre/cinema that used to be on Market Road mid-way on the north side between The White Horse (Gin Palace) and Caledonian Rd?
As you can see it had dancing trumpeting elephants on the front.
|My pic from June 2008|
It has since been demolished and replaced though it can also be seen in the Google Streetview 2008 which also shows that it had been demolished by 2012.
|Kelly's 1939 directory|
I can't find it mentioned in Chris Draper's Islington Cinemas and Film Studios book. And it isn't listed in the Kelly's street directories – the 1939 listings show a couple of gaps in the numbering, so this would have been at 12-14 or 22-26.
One friend who grew up in the area says he recalls it being called The Electric Cinema or similar.
All help welcome.