Bolton's Theatre Club

Bolton's Theatre Club in Drayton Gardens, Brompton, London launched in 1947 in a building originally opened in 1911 as the Radium Picture Playhouse.[1][2] By operating as a club where membership was obligatory, the theatre was able to stage plays which might otherwise be prohibited under the Theatres Act 1843. Many of its plays transferred to the West End.

After closure and conversion the building was reopened in 1955 as the Paris Pullman Cinema, which showed art-house films until its final closure and demolition in 1983. James Quinn was one of its directors.[2]



  1. Sheppard, F H W, ed. (1983). "Little Chelsea in Kensington". Survey of London: Volume 41, Brompton. British History Online. London: London County Council. p. 162–194. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. "Paris Pullman Cinema in London, GB". Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  3. Jones, Derek, ed. (2001). Censorship: A World Encyclopedia (reprint ed.). Routledge. p. 1088. ISBN 978-1-136-79864-1.
  4. "Chit Chat". The Stage. No. 3488. London. 19 February 1948. p. 4.
  5. Howard, John (29 October 2016). "Theatre Clubs in 1950s London – The New Lindsey". Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  6. Gaughan, Gavin (1 September 2010). "John Louis Mansi obituary". Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  7. Over the Footlights List including Boltons

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