Address: 232-236 Seven Sister Road
In 1955 the actor Jack Hawkins attended the cinema’s 25th anniversary to present long service awards to the staff. In his speech he assured the audience that television ‘offered no serious threat to cinema’ – how wrong could he be? The Astoria closed in September 1971, less than two months later the building re-opened as a rock venue called the ‘Rainbow’. In 1974 the building was given Grade II listing. Today, with guidance from English Heritage, the church that now owns the building has reinstated much of the Astoria’s original internal decoration.