Gaumont – Camden Street
Formally the Trocadero
Opening on 31st June 1954 at the Gaumont with How to Marry A Millionaire starring, Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable.
When the Odeon’s closed for conversion into duel screen cinema this gave a welcome boost to the Gaumont and attendances however when the Odeon reopened again the audience dwindled, also because of the less attractive films were being shown here. The situation worsened with the opening of Odeon 3 and Odeon 4 in 1973. The Gaumont struggled for a further 4 months, the final performance was on 4th May 1974 with a minor x rated film, Sex of their Bodies and Love Hungry Girls.
The building was unused for several years until it was converted into snooker rooms which closed in 1990’s and was demolished in 1996
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