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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ACE CINEMA

List entry Number: 1079729

Location

ACE CINEMA, ALEXANDRA AVENUE
ACE CINEMA, RAYNERS LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityHarrowLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 13-Mar-1981

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Jan-1984

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 201975

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

In the entry for

3/28 ALEXANDRA AVENUE Rayners Lane

The Odeon Cinema

The address shall be amended to read ALEXANDRA AVENUE Rayners Lane

Ace Cinema (formerly listed as The Odeon Cinema)

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In the entry for:

3/28 ALEXANDRA AVENUE Rayners Lane

Ace Cinema (formerly listed as The Odeon Cinema)

The grade shall be amended to read: II* (star).

The description shall be amended to read;

Cinema 1936 by F E Bromige. Mass concrete and brick; flat asphalt roof. Tall triple- bowed concrete frontage with very wide central bowed projection: convex flanking concave metal windows rise to full-height within. Flat and bowed concrete canopy across front and above entrance doors. Rising upwards from the entrance canopy is a great concrete feature in the shape of a stylised elephant's trunk, with the curved "head" projecting in front of and above the bowed parapet. Interior: oval-shaped entrance foyer, with steps and railings to sunken tea-room in centre which has cigar-shaped coved plaster ceiling. Auditorium has concrete horizontal fluted gallery front and inward-curving walls; it is dominated by a fibrous plaster ceiling with deep coved ribs driving forward and downward to proscenium arch which is flanked by fluted side columns. A remarkably individual cinema design, and noted as the least altered late 1930s streamlined "art deco" cinema.

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ALEXANDRA AVENUE Rayners Lane 1. 5016

TQ 18 NW 3/28 13.3.81 The Odeon Cinema The Odeon cinema

II

2. 1935. Architect F E Bromige. Tall frontage in concrete, triple bowed with the central bowed projection very wide with concave metal windows to full height within. From the entrance canopy upwards in a great concrete 'mullion' in the shape of a curved 'elephant's trunk, stylised, with the 'head' projecting in front and above the bowed parapet. To right and left of the centre are 2 full height metal bowed windows while embracing the Whole front is a flat, bowed concrete canopy protecting the entrance doors. The entrance foyer retains original decora- tion as does the auditorium with the wide proscenium arch, decorative ribbed ceiling, and concrete horizontal fluted gallery front.

Listing NGR: TQ1301087371

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National Grid Reference: TQ 13010 87371

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