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    • By Lavino
      A very early start for this one. And thanks for my invite from the other 2 lads I went with @GK-WAX and @albinojay arrived here in the pitch black early hours. Luckily we didn’t have any trouble finding our way inside. We’re we found ourselves a room to wait for it to come light enough to have a look around. Watching the bustop across the road. That’s one seriously busy bustop. And another 2 guys turned up giving us a surprise we exchanged a few word and we all carried on. Here’s a few photos and history..
      HISTORY
      Located in Southall, Middlesex, in the west of Greater London. The King’s Hall was built in 1916 and was designed by architect Sir Alfred Gelder of Hull. The King’s Hall building has a 3-storey red brick and stone facade. It was operated by the Uxbridge and Southall Wesleyan Mission and it was soon screening religious films.

      By 1926, it was operating as a regular cinema, still managed by the Methodist church.

      The King’s Hall Cinema was closed in 1937. It then reverted back to a Methodist Church use as the King’s Hall Methodist Church. They vacated the building in January 2013"
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    • By Landie_Man
      Kings Hall Cinema, Southall, London - September 2017
      Interesting one this one!  I'd wanted to do this for a while and had been planning to in the coming weeks but had been put off with the idea of its "unique access" which requires some planning in terms of times of entry!
      Situated on a very busy road with lots of passersby and businesses open till the very wee hours, there is a very small window to get inside as the Night Shift commute changes to the Early and Day Shift Commute.   When we arrived it was around midnight and the streets were busy.  We were in London so went for a little drive for an hour or so before returning.  
       
      Visited with a non-member back in September;when inside we had a little lie down in a dark corner for an hour or so to allow the sun to rise just a little bit, and spent about 2 hours light painting the rooms which were boarded and anything which the abundance of daylight wouldn't help.
       
      It's a very interesting building with lots to shoot photos of and with my "loaded" parking meter fast running out, we didn't have as much time inside as we would have liked.  The air inside is terrible (understandably) and the damp has caused the parquet floors inside much of the building to bow upwards, making an interesting effect!
       
      We started shooting inside the main hall at around 6am and spent some time chilling here and getting photos as the sun came up, but we only had till 8am on the car park.  The street was already very busy down below by 6am and the main hall had a hue of red from some of the shops signage.  
       
      When it did become time to leave, we had to jump into a street full of commuters.  We were not getting out without being seen.  It was 7:45am and the bus stops had queues of people at them.  As I was leaving I did attempt to not be seen, but a middle aged chap turned round and looked right at me.  I wished him a good morning, jumped down and walked off to get my externals.  He certainly looked slightly bewildered.  

      The cinema come Methodists Church is located in Southall, Middlesex, in the west of Greater London. The King’s Hall was constructed in 1916; designed by architect Sir Alfred Gelder of Hull. The site has a 3-storey red brick and stone facade. It was originally operated by the Uxbridge and Southall Wesleyan Mission and was soon playing religious films.
       
      By 1926, Kings Hall was operating as a regular cinema; but was however still managed by the Methodist church. The Cinema was closed in 1937. It then converted back to its original Methodist Church use, and today is the King’s Hall Methodist Church.
      Some interesting and otherwise controversial quotes taken from comments when closure was announced.
      The church vacated the site in 2012.
       
      More Info at:
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    • By Gromr123
      This one required an early start, but the morning adventure to The Kings Hall was worth the effort. Visited with Zombizza. 

      History
      "Located in Southall, Middlesex, in the west of Greater London. The King’s Hall was built in 1916 and was designed by architect Sir Alfred Gelder of Hull. The King’s Hall building has a 3-storey red brick and stone facade. It was operated by the Uxbridge and Southall Wesleyan Mission and it was soon screening religious films.
      By 1926, it was operating as a regular cinema, still managed by the Methodist church.
      The King’s Hall Cinema was closed in 1937. It then reverted back to a Methodist Church use as the King’s Hall Methodist Church. They vacated the building in January 2013"

      The Explore
      Started nice and early, and managed our entrance fairly incident free...if we don't count the massive tear in my trousers..
      It's a pretty spectacular place with a wonderful blend of natural decay and marvelous original features/architecture. With little to no daylight, we decided to wonder round the back rooms while the sun came up before the spending too much time on the main attraction, the large auditorium. 
      The rooms around the back are a weird mix of new and old, some of them being more disgusting than others. One room was so pungent that I took 2 steps in before bailing out. 
      There was also one room that was filled with beds, old food packets and needles. Looked a few years old, but squatters for sure. 
      The larger rooms consisted of meeting rooms, prayer rooms and teaching rooms. All of them had funky wavy flooring where the wooden floor tiles had expanded with moisture.
      Eventually the sun came up and the auditorium started to flood with the golden morning light.
      After a few hours we left, although the exit was hilariously unsubtle.

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