80 YEARS YOUNG
We marked our 80th birthday by showing King Kong. Ticket holders were guided to the screening by huge gorilla feet painted on the pavement. That same year, we hosted the NME Awards for the first time, with the magazine’s editor Mike Williams saying we were one of London’s “oldest, coolest and most iconic venues”. The same year Google chose us as its annual Christmas party venue for 1,500 guests and we also hosted the Kerrang Awards for the first time.