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Rivoli Cinema Ruislip

The Rivoli Cinema in Ruislip

Rivoli Ruislip
The Rivoli Cinema was opened on 30th September 1929 with Betty Balfour in “Champagne”, directed by Alfred Hitchcock being the first film shown. It was operated by the Charles F. Cheshire Group. The Rivoli Cinema had a 36 feet wide proscenium and  also had a stage. The Rivoli Cinema also had a tea room for the the customers.

It was taken over by Shipman & King in 1935. They operated the Rivoli Cinema until it closed on 4th June 1966 with Jean Seberg in "Moment To Moment" and Don Knotts in "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken".

The building was later demolished and a Sainsbury’s supermarket was built on the site. This was not a great success, as there were no car parking facilities, and it stood closed for longer than it was open. In 2001 a new block of flats was built on the site, the Thomas More Building (Ickenham Road).

The Rivoli Cinema Ruislip

The Rivoli Cinema in Ruislip

The Rivoli Cinema Ruislip

The Rivoli Cinema in Ruislip High Street

J Sainsbury that replaced
The Rivoli Cinema Ruislip

J Sainsbury Ruislip Rivoli

The Thomas More Building Ruislip

The Thomas More Building Ruislip

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.


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.



Ruislip Lido Beach Shot

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.



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.