MGM Oxford Street

16 Oxford Street,
London, W1D 1AU

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Lionel on October 3, 2023 at 11:40 am

Thank you Darron for your reply. Actually, as an example, a user here posted the following link regarding the Swiss Center, allowing to download the cinema plan as PDF from the website when it was submitted in 2005 for the building plan:

Based on this, I searched the same site for the address 16 Oxford Street but it gave no result. Maybe it’s too old to be available digitally in their online library. I’ll keep searching…

Biffaskin on October 3, 2023 at 10:17 am

Lionel: The Land Registry in the UK will hold a plan of the property boundaries, the local authority for the area it is in MAY have plans (in this case the City of Westminster, London), or you can try the Borough’s Library Service and ask them.

Unfortunately, UK planning doesn’t require consent for internal alterations to a building, that is usually only required for external alterations, extensions and the like where the building is being enlarged, requires consent as part of a conservation area, or is a Listed Building.

That said, UK cinema licensing does require plans to be submitted I think, and they too would be lodged with the local council as well.

I hope trat this helps!


Lionel on October 2, 2023 at 10:39 am

Can somebody point me to a site where it would be possible to find the plans of the building when it was the 5-screen cinema? Maybe some local government site where estate properties are registered? I’m not familiar at all with that kind of service in the UK and don’t know where to start.

Billy on February 14, 2017 at 9:32 am

Zavvi closed in early 2009 at this location.

SethLewis on May 4, 2013 at 4:27 am

Even at its best this was one of the lesser cinema experiences in London…Saw Manhattan in 1979 on first run here but enjoyed far more in the spaciousness of the Leroy (now Vendome) in Brussels

Eric Evans
Eric Evans on March 23, 2012 at 10:51 am

I’ve uploaded a photo I took in 1990.

scott99 on October 15, 2008 at 6:52 pm

This place looked really seedy from the outside

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 25, 2008 at 3:51 am

A set of vintage photographs of the Classic/Cannon/MGM Oxford Street:
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AdoraKiaOra on October 22, 2007 at 8:23 am

This was an truly abismal place to see a film. Shoeboxes is the word to describe the dirty auditoriums in this rip off complex. I was pleased when it went.

woody on October 22, 2007 at 3:27 am

really bad fuzzy photo taken early 80’s of the great cinema marquee at night