New Bohemia Cinema

318 Regents Park Road,
London, N3 2LN

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Previously operated by: Gaumont-British-Picture Corp., Ltd., Rank Organisation

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New Bohemia Cinema

Located in the north London district of Finchley. Built as a replacement to the Bohemia Cinema on Ballards Lane. The New Bohemia Cinema was opened on what was then known as Church End in March 1920. It was taken over by the National Electric circuit in July 1926.

In March 1928, it was taken over by Denman/Gaumont Theatres chain. Closed by the Rank Organisation on 4th April 1959 with Rosalind Russell in "Auntie Mame" and "Insomnia is Good For You". The building was demolished an an office block known as Gateway House was built on the site. That was demolished in early-2016.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

orpheum on May 21, 2010 at 7:58 am

I visited this cinema just once and remember that it was a typically 20s cinema.The Inspector Of taxes now occupy Gateway House!

Shamus Dark
Shamus Dark on July 6, 2010 at 1:05 pm

My mum took me fairly regularly in the 1950’s, when there wasn’t much else on at the Odeon and Gaumont in North Finchley. I don’t remember much about the building, so it would be nice to see some photos from that era – sadly, none seem to exist, or be available.

petekernow on November 7, 2014 at 9:17 am

Many memories! Saturday morning kids' sessions: hundreds of us standing in silence to mark Tommy Handley’s death! Swearing blind I was 16 (actually 14) to see House of Wax, then being rather scared. Lusting after Brigitte Bardot in And Woman was Created. Sword fights in Scaramouche. This was my nearest cinema but we had 10 more within a short bus ride and used to go most weeks in the 1950s.

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