Go to the pictures… in a pre-wartime setting at The Electric

Take in a flick at one of Britain's first cinemas.

The Electric
Portobello Road
One of the first buildings in Britain to be opened for motion picture shows, London’s beautiful Electric Cinema was opened in 1910.

Since then it has been renamed (in the ‘30s), relaunched (in the ‘60s) and even had a notorious mass murderer (John Christie) work there in the ‘40s. During the 1990s, it was bought by architect Gebler Tooth, who upgraded the venue with new WCs, air conditioning and even a restaurant.

Now a Grade II listed building, you step into this cinema and are immediately transported back to an era long gone; leather sofas provide comfy viewing for friends and little tables slot in between seats to give that old picture house feel.

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