The building which was the Scala Cinema
on the Stroud Green Rd,
or to be exact:
15 The Parade, Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park,
is no more.
The Scala was a purpose built cinema which opened in
became New Scala in 1920,
& closed in 1924.
The building was put to many purposes after it closed as a
cinema, such as a clothing factory, etc, etc.
I had know the place since I was a child.
A couple of years ago I managed to get a news story about
the appalling state of the building in to the Islington
Unfortunate nothing ever came of my efforts.
I passed the site 3 days ago,
and was sad to see that it is in the final stages of demolition.
It’s sad to see that such an important historical building
should be lost to us all!