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Empire Leicester Square London Panorama

By August 31, 2005 No Comments

The Empire Leicester Square opened on the 8th November 1928 with the silent film ‘Trewlawny of the Wells.’ Owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer it has been at the heart of London’s Cinema history since the first moving pictures were shown in the old Empire, a music hall that pre-dates the current site.

The Cinema was renovated in 1962 and is currently run by United Cinemas International. Inside the cinema remains a testament to the days of grand cinemas, a era lost with the development of the multi-plex.

View the Quicktime panorama of The Empire Leicester Square, London (3.5mb).


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.