Cinephone Cinema, London

Located at 241 Oxford Street, London. Architect:- Rudolph Jeline-Karl. This opened as the 459 seat Cinephone Cinema on 15th January 1940. It closed in September 1940 and was requisitioned by the Ministry of Works for storage during the war.


It re-opened as the London News Theatre in February 1953 and from 21st October 1954 reverted back to the Cinephone name, screening foreign films. It closed on 31st Januay 1973. It became a retail space, first for a British Airways ticket office, then a jeans shop and recently it has become a Waterstone's bookshop.

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  • edwardgdykes 8y

    My grandfather was the architect of this cinema. Rudolph Jeline-Karl. I may be interested in providing other photographs of cinemas designed by him that i have in my possesion.
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