The Grosvenor Cinema, Rayners Lane

Former Grosvenor Cinema, Rayners Lane

Yesterday was the first day of Open House weekend – a weekend every year where the most beautiful private buildings are opened to the public for free – so naturally I was out and about with my camera. The first place I visited was the Former Grosvenor Cinema in Rayners Lane (now the Zoroastrian Centre). It has a pretty sad history; the building has been badly abused over the years, but it still has a lot of its original Art Deco character. Below are a few shots of both the interior and the facade.

Close up on the Art Deco facade.

Art Deco curve.

Art Deco detail in the auditorium.

Art Deco ceiling, restored.

Art Deco ceiling, restored and lighted.

Foyer, Art Deco ceiling.