In November of 1960, we screened our last ever film, “The Siege of Sydney Street”. “I wouldn’t be surprised if I have tears in my eyes,” confessed our now former manager, Maurice, ahead of the Troxy closing. “After all, the old Troxy has been quite a place in its time…”*

The damage inflicted on the East End of London by the Blitz in World War Two and the clearance of local slums robbed us of much of our original audience and we closed our doors. Our original Wurlitzer organ did not survive intact after we closed as cinema.

*Modernity Britain: A Shake of the Dice, 1959-62, Book 2