Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The Carlton was built as a legitimate theatre and cinema. I saw a few movies here when it was the Cannon Theatre on Haymarket, including Planes, Trains and Automobiles. In 1978, it was partially demolished, losing its stage. Despite the large number of theatres in London's West End, it appears there are still not enough. After decades of use as a cinema, the Carlton (though still known as the Cineworld Haymarket) has reopened as a live theatre. See this page for more information. It's part of the excellent website, www.arthurlloyd.co.uk, detailing the history of UK theatres, past and present.