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Page 115. " which had had a single late-night screening at the Gate "


The Gate Cinema  (now officially known as The Gate Picturehouse) is situated at 87 Notting Hill Gate in West London. It has an elegant interior with restored Edwardian features, and specialises in independent films for a niche market.

The cinema has a long history, and was previously known as The Electric Palace and The Embassy. It became The Gate in 1974, and underwent refurbishments in 1985 and 2004.

One unusual aspect of the cinema is that the seats now have little tables between them, and cinema-goers are permitted to take alcoholic drinks into the auditorium.


The Gate Cinema exterior in 2009
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe Gate Cinema exterior in 2009 - Credit: Chris Whippet