Metro Cinema

11 Rupert Street,
London, W1 7FS

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Lionel on October 1, 2023 at 5:58 am

The link I provided in my previous post is still valid but the page in question was updated with more pictures since I mentioned it in 2019. Worth seeing.

Lionel on January 6, 2019 at 6:55 am

Pictures of the Metro inside (lobby + larger auditorium) here :

philgyford on February 10, 2018 at 7:25 am

As other comments suggest, it was re-named Other Cinema earlier than the 2004 stated in the description. I have a ticket for ‘Other Cinema’ from 4 January 2003 (for a re-showing of Hal Hartley’s ‘Trust’).

popcorn_pete on March 17, 2017 at 5:14 pm

The Metro was a venture by The Other Cinema which was originally set up as a film distribution business. It screened its first film at the Scala in King’s Cross in 1971. The renaming to The Other Cinema was simply a tribute to the company’s roots. Hefty rent rises are believed to be behind the decision to close.

woody on September 6, 2006 at 1:03 am
another shot as The Other Cinema, has been stripped out internally.

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Ken Roe on September 3, 2006 at 11:09 am

Here is a 2004 of the building under its short lived latter name ‘Other Cinema’:

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 14, 2004 at 6:22 am

The Other Cinema closed its doors on 14th November 2004. Though still popular with film fans and doing good business with its ‘art house’ programming, the crunch came with a rent hike from the landlords of the Trocadero Centre in which it is located.

woody on February 6, 2004 at 8:07 am

This is now The OTHER Cinema, run by the Picturehouse group (from early 2003)check pics at
it has a very strong arthouse, documentary booking policy showing a lot of very specialised titles and some great classic reissues exclusively in the West End, its been refurbished with screen 1 in shades of red with velevt seats (195) and screen 2 has cream leather armchairs (56)

Edd on November 6, 2002 at 3:36 am

I remember running films p*ssed off my face at this show!!!