Embassy Cinema Ruislip
The Embassy Ruislip
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.
Brief details are show below. Some of the web sites are very large!
Main Ruislip site
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.
Ruislip In Pictures
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.
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.