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Report - Streatham Megabowl / former Gaumont Palace Cinema , London - Jan 2014

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by sentinel, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. sentinel

    sentinel 28DL Regular User
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    Hi Guy's

    Went for a visit with Juicerail and The Raw (Watch out for The Raw's bowling skills lol)
    Bit late with my post as I have been away on holiday since we went for the visit.

    Few signs of homeless people that have lived there in the past, just glad they didn't eat meat and was in there with us.

    History stolen from Juicerail - Thanks for that mate

    History: Streatham MegaBowl was formerly the Gaumont Palace cinema and opened in March 1932. Gaumont was a chain of cinemas which never really made it and was bought by Odeon. In July 1944 it was damaged by a German V1 rocket. In 1961 it closed as a cinema and the interior was reconstructed into bowling alleys over two levels, opening as the largest in Europe in January 1962. As a cinema it was not missed. There were others close by and the interior was described as having acoustic problems and echoes. A Lazer Quest was added at an upper level in later years before the whole place closed in early 2008. Since then there have been talks of redevelopment, but little has been confirmed.

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