Esoteric London

No. 38: Pentonville Road, N1

Posted in Entertainment, London Places by esotericlondon on April 21, 2010

Scala Cinema, Pentonville Road, London, N1. Photo © Roger Dean 1987

The Scala cinema in Kings Cross was one of London’s best loved art house and repertory cinemas, particularly popular were the “all nighters” at the weekend. Forced into receivership after losing a court case with Stanley Kubrick over an illegal screening of A Clockwork Orange which he had withdrawn from screening in the United Kingdom after worrying gang behaviour upon its release, it finally closed its doors to film goers in 1993. R.D.

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