The Kilburn State is under threat from developers! When it opened in 1937, The Kilburn State -- a Grade II* listed building -- was the biggest auditorium in Europe, with seating for 4,004 people. Since then, The State has played host to a galaxy of stars -- The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Marilyn Monroe, David Bowie, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, George Formby, Deep Purple, and many many more. And for the past 20 years, The State has been run by Mecca Bingo. But now Mecca is selling up. The State is closing, and its future is in the balance. An application to turn The State into a live music venue has hit a snag... and property developers have pounced. There\'s a danger that these developers will deliberately allow the The State decay, and then, when it is beyond repair, tear it down to build flats. We the undersigned call on our elected representatives to make sure that the Kilburn State is returned to its former glory as a vibrant cultural centre in the heart of London.
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edmund Hossack, United Kingdom1 year ago Comments: do you need volunteers ?
pat chambers, United Kingdom2 years ago Comments: It was Beautiful - we must not allow it to be another Brighton Pier!! Live Music venue it must be.
COLIN DALE RADIO SUTCH, United Kingdom2 years ago Comments: in the 50s myself and David Screaming Lord Sutch sat in the front row and watched Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Hayley with his Comets. On sunday afternoons as boys, we would climb up at drainpipe at the back of the building climb in through a very small door (yale lock was bust ) and watch films through a sort of iron grid ( air vent) this very small room looked at the screen and over looked the seats from the side. David Sutch and myself ( we both lived in Charteris Road as kids ) later went on to run Radio Sutch on the Gun Towers, in the Thames Estury. Happy Days. Thanks for the Memory's. Long may the State remain as a venue for Rock and Pop etc. www.colindaleradiosutch.com
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