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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

April 2001

Capitol

Open 2020+

11-21 London Road

Forest Hill

020 8291 8920

https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/the-capitol

https://whatpub.com/capitol

Capitol cinema 1946

Above photo circa 1946.

Capitol ABC cinema 1970

Above photo circa 1970 as the ABC.

Capitol 2016

Above photo 2016.

 

Originally built in 1929 as a cinema, this Wetherspoons pub opened on April 2001 and still occupies a converted Art Deco Cinema which is reputed to be the only remaining complete cinema building designed by architect John Stanley Beard.

In 1968 the cinema was taken over by ABC and continued showing pictures till October 1973. After being closed for some years plans were put in place to demolish the building but it reopened in February 1978 as a bingo hall and continued as such till its closure in December 1996.

In 2016 it was rumoured that Wetherspoons were looking to sell the premises back to become a cinema once again, but as of 2019 that obviously never happened.

 

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