Empire Theatre

Norwood News, 22 Jan 1915: “The exterior of the building to be known as the Empire Theatre, Beckenham Road, Penge, is a distinct improvement to the appearance of that thoroughfare, and should do much to smarten up that portion of the district.”

Used as a theatre until 1949 when it was bought by Essoldo Cinemas and was renamed “The Essoldo Penge.”

The final screenings were in April 1960.

Past productions

  • Penge
  • Opened 5th April 1915
  • Closed 9th April 1960


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Photo credits

  • Empire Theatre, Penge, Public domain due to age
  • OS Map from 1952 by National Library of Scotland / Ordnance Survey, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike