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    Default Granada Cinema/Gala Bingo hall - Enfield


    Hi,
    this is the first timei've tried to post with images, so I hope it works!

    This is the only remaining 'old' cinema of Enfield Towns original 3.





    I grew up in Enfield, and remember going to all 3 cinemas. There was the ABC, The Florida and the Granada.
    After the Granada cinema closed, it became a Gala Bingo hall and I believe the upstairs 'circle' was left intact. I have not found any means of entry as yet, and it is slap-bang in the middle of the town!

    Anyway, please forgive my crap photography skills (if the images appear that is).
    Oh, and if anyone wants any info as to the Granada's whereabouts, just ask.

    Pip


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    Hi Pip
    Thanks for posting those pics. I found them interesting. :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Pip View Post
    Anyway, please forgive my crap photography skills (if the images appear that is).
    Nothing wrong with your photos as far as I can see. I like that you've included close-ups of the decorative 'twiddly-bit' details. Nice one. :D

    Foxy :)
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    Looks intresting, I hope you can get inside I would love to see:)
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    Superb pics Pip :)
    What lovely detailing eh? Thanks for sharing ya pics with us.

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    I grew up around there as well pip, been to a few films in there! Was back in London for a visit last year and took some pics of the outside also. After doing a bit of digging seems that there have been problems with break-ins for raves etc.
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    Hi,
    thanks for the comments. I thought i'd add a few more pics of the Granada.
    This is the right-hand side of the building.

    One of the exit staircases, from the circle (cinema is building on the left).

    some random pics.......



    ............... and this must be where everyone now leaves their kebab, chips, pizza, kentucky etc.



    Thanks for looking

    Pip


    ps here's a link to a flash-earth image http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=51.65....9&r=0&src=msl the cinema is at the north end of Burleigh Way.
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    Thanks for sharing those, Pip. Cool staircase. Cool pics, too. Enjoyed those (apart from the kebabs, kentucky, etc. ).

    Cheers
    Foxy :)
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    Another cool set of pics Pip -ta very much!:)

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    Thanks Pip, everyone loves a cast iron drain pipe:) this place looks really intresting I would love to see the inside;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Al View Post
    ........everyone loves a cast iron drain pipe:)......;)
    That is, unless you're half way climbing up one, and it starts to come away from the wall!!!
    Not that it's ever happened to me of course!! :o


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