It looks like a proper old-fashioned theatre, and that’s why I like it. Jonathan King speaks about his passion for the Notting Hill Gate cinema
Gate Cinema, Notting Hill
Jonathan King: “I have two favourite cinemas, both of them in London. For convenience, there’s the 8-screen UCI in the Whiteley’s Centre in Bayswater – London’s first multiplex, in fact. And in this shopping centre is a brilliant modern cinema that shows virtually every new release.
But for atmosphere, my all-time favourite must be the Notting Hill Gate cinema. Both inside and out, it looks like ‘a proper old-fashioned cinema’ – the sort in which you almost expect the organist to rise up out of the ground just like the lady in Brief Encounter!”
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