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Embassy Cinema Ruislip

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The Astoria Cinema was the second cinema to be opened in Ruislip where the first was the Rivoli. It opened on 24th September 1934 with Elisabeth Bergner and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. appearing in “Catherine the Great”(The Rise of Catherine the Great).

It was run by the Charles F. Cheshire group.

Like the nearby Rivoli Cinema, it was taken over by Shipman & King in 1935. The Astoria Cinema had a 38 feet wide proscenium which had attractive grilles depicting fishes swimming, on each side on the side walls.

The Astoria Cinema was ‘modernised’ in 1967 and had a distinctive metal cladding mounted on its facade. It was re-named Embassy Cinema from 30th April 1967.

The Embassy Cinema was eventually closed on 28th November 1981 with Dudley Moore in "10" and Goldie Hawn "Private Benjamin" being the final films shown. It was demolished in October 1986.

The new building on the site contains a MacDonalds Restaurant and an Iceland supermarket.


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Did you know that there are actually five web sites in the Ruislip Online group when Ickenham Online is taken in to account..

Brief details are show below. Some of the web sites are very large!


So, as well as the one you are looking now which is mainly historical pieces below are some other web sites about Ruislip that may interest you.


Main Ruislip site

Ruislip Village Winter Scene

Up to date information about Ruislip and the area. Plus sections with suggested walks and even why houses are so expensive. Not forgetting the spies and USAF South Ruislip, so some history too.

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Ruislip In Pictures

Ruislip In Pictures
Pictures. Hundreds of them. Old pictures. Old adverts. Old buildings, in fact old everything and just a few more up to date ones. A veritable cornucopia of pictures.

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Ruislip
Lido

A beach scene at Ruislip Lido

Ruislip's premier attraction and so important it gets a web site all to itself.

Everything from the history from years back to struggling to park today. It is all here.

Some classic pictures from years gone by.

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Ickenham
Online

Ickenham Pump

We also run the community web site for Ickenham. Loads of old pictures and some more up to date one plus details of all that Ickenham has to offer.
Details of all the pubs and more is just one click away.


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