Astoria Finsbury Park Sept 1930

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    A view from the balcony of the Spanish 'atmospheric' style auditorium which seated 3,040. Interior decoration by Marc-Henri & G. Laverdet

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    1. Atlantic city midmer losh fan 79 months ago | reply

      WOW, its really nice, its a shame hardly any of these cinemas still stand over here.

    2. keithspillett 77 months ago | reply

      From the outside,you'd never believe that all THIS could possibly be inside.

    3. raythegerman 40 months ago | reply

      Is there any picture showing the time of the "Rainbow" inside?
      Would love to get a link or a good picture from that era...

    4. garyherts 38 months ago | reply

      I saw 1 rock show there with the Joshua lightshow providing an amazing backdrop within an unique environment

    5. SimonXML 33 months ago | reply

      I saw Mary Poppins and The Dambusters here. The memory as a kid of looking up at those little moorish houses (my dad couldn't afford tickets for the balcony) and wondering if people actually lived in them will stay with me for ever.

    6. bringbackthesixties 21 months ago | reply

      I did my courting there fab place I am starting to feel old

    7. Rayray2001uk 19 months ago | reply

      I saw the 1963 Beatles Christmas concert here as well as many movies when I was a boy. It was always such a treat to visit this atmospheric theatre with the Goldfish pond in the foyer.

    8. poopie2000 13 months ago | reply

      My mum used to work here as an usherette and cleaner of that little city above the stage. When I was small I'd keep looking at that area hoping to see whoever lived up there!
      On 4th November 1971, when I was 16, I saw The Who on the opening night of the Rainbow. The audience sat there the whole night, politely clapping - I don't know what they thought they were going to see or what the Who made of them!

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