The State Cinema Kilburn

The Gaumont State Cinema on Kilburn High Road opened 75 years ago. Inspired by the Empire State Building in New York, the bold lines of its tower still dominate Kilburn High Road today. It didn’t survive as a cinema, sadly, but its flaking Art Deco style is still worth a look. I photographed the exterior today and about a year ago I was lucky enough to get a tour of the interior. As you can see from the photos below the interior is just as lavish as its exterior suggests and it boasts a Wurlitzer Organ.