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Ace Cinema

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rayners Lane, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5739 / 51°34'26"N

Longitude: -0.3707 / 0°22'14"W

OS Eastings: 513010

OS Northings: 187371

OS Grid: TQ130873

Mapcode National: GBR 58.F78

Mapcode Global: VHFT0.JPDT

Entry Name: Ace Cinema

Listing Date: 13 March 1981

Last Amended: 27 January 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1079729

English Heritage Legacy ID: 201975

Location: Harrow, London, HA2

County: London

District: Harrow

Electoral Ward/Division: Rayners Lane

Built-Up Area: Harrow

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Andrew Roxbourne

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

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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