Embassy Cinema, Queen's Way, Petts Wood, 1936


Petts Wood is overwhelmingly residential. Estate developer, Basil Scruby, was careful to organise utilities to his underdeveloped streets, to fund the building of a new railway station and to designate areas for shops, but entertainment was provided by private initiative.

The Embassy Cinema, Queen's Way, opened in 1936. It had 1350 seats and for a generation thrived as a focus for the area's social life.

It closed in 1973 and the site was redeveloped as a supermarket.

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