ABC Streatham

5 High Road,
London, SW16 1EF

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popcorn_pete on May 31, 2023 at 8:14 am

Carpet shop in the foyer area now seems to be have closed down.

rivest266 on August 4, 2021 at 10:50 am

1938 grand opening ad posted.

woody on April 9, 2009 at 3:33 pm

photos taken april 2009 showing the refurbished facade, the lobby space is available for rent for restaurant useage, you can look up through the glass over the front doors into this huge white space and see the original plasterwork ceiling and a large chandelier

woody on March 10, 2009 at 9:40 am

photos from late 2003 as the auditorium was being demolished…
rear shot showing the half demolished auditorium, you can see the original paint colour brown, orange and beige on the front walls that were hidden by the tripling (the usual grim red and purple ABC colours)
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front shots with the tower intact before the top was cut off in the convertion to flats
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kevinp on September 6, 2008 at 6:40 am

some more pictures here.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 11, 2008 at 3:47 pm

Only the facade and foyer (designated a Grade II Listed building) were able to survive. Seen here with the new flats pojects on the now demolished auditorium space, almost completed in October 2006:

Keith on November 7, 2007 at 12:39 pm

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Keith on November 7, 2007 at 12:19 pm

I worked at the ABC Streatham in 1962 as a 3rd Projectionist and later Junior 2nd until circa 1967. I think I had a short break in between this time, but my memory is a bit foggy these days. Ed Weaver was the Chief Projectionist and Harold Pritchett was Co Chief. Fred Costello was Senior Second. The Manager at that time was Bill Wyatt. I have a photograph taken in the upstairs lobby of staff celebrating Ed Weaver’s retirement. I will put it on my flicr site and post it later.

Ian on May 21, 2007 at 5:29 am

A photo whilst still operating as a cinema here:–

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