State, Barkingside, Essex

This is the secondary entrance on Fullwell Avenue. The rear of the main facade can be seen behind.

 

This entrance was used when the building was twinned and became the way in for the ABC (later ACE cinema) in the former balcony area. Photographed here in Summer 1994, ten years after the cinema operation closed. The doors have since been boarded over and the former balcony area remains unused. Bingo continues in the former stalls area, using the original main entrance in Fairlop Road.

  • flickeir57 4y

    used to go here for saturday morning pictures in the early 60s. most kids went dressed as cowboys.after there would be ambushes etc on other groups of kids
  • state 1 4y

    in this second entrance is still all the 30s art deco fitting still in place there is a big old ballcony that goes into the cafe ballroom this would make a great new entrance to reopen the cinema as all the cinema still remains upstairs in the circle just needs a good clean the projectors still remain and there is all the art deco light fitting still there in the old circle just hidden this cinema should be reopend i have been trying for years to get it reopend ...if anyone would like to see any photos of this cinema or info please e mail me at neddy@talktalk.net thanks lee
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