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Paramount and Universal Cinemas, London


  • Address: 17 - 25 Regent St, St James's
  • Vicinity: Lower Regent St Sw1
  • Neighborhood of Mayfair in London
  • Type: Building
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Paramount And Universal Cinemas is a Grade II English Listed Building in London, Greater London Authority, United Kingdom. - AsNotedIn


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1923/00/00 Frank T Verity Architect Designed by Frank T Verity in a free interpretation of Beaux Arts French neo-classicism style featuring a domed corner, construction begins on the Plaza Theatre super cinema on Lower Regent Street, London, for Paramount Pictures.
1926/03/01 Paramount Pictures Distributor The Plaza Theatre opens with a private showing of the romance film "Nell Gwyn" and several live events on stage. Produced and directed by Herbert Wilcox, "Nell Gwyn" is a British National Pictures starring Dorothy Gish, Randle Ayrton and Juliette Compton.
1967/00/00 Verity and Beverley, Architects and Designers Architects The Plaza Theatre is remodeled into a twin cinema by Verity and Beverly. Removing most of the original decor, the revisions of the ground floor include a new entrance to cinemas on corner and deep canopy-fascia. The organ is removed at this time.
1969/06/05 Paramount Pictures Studio Directed by Peter Collinson, "The Italian Job", heist film starring Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone, Tony Beckley, Rossano Brazzi and Maggie Blye opens at the Plaza Cinema in London. The Italian Job (1969 film)
1969/06/05 Noel Coward Actor Directed by Peter Collinson, "The Italian Job", heist film starring Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone, Tony Beckley, Rossano Brazzi and Maggie Blye opens at the Plaza Cinema in London. The Italian Job (1969 film)
2004/00/00 The Plaza Theatre twin screens are remodeled into a retail store and 5 screen cinema complex above called Apollo West End.

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Particulars for Paramount and Universal Cinemas, London:
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Current Use Movie Theater
Area of Significance Performing Arts

Data
English National Heritage List Entry No: 1274609



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