Studio 70

Cinema in/near Borehamwood, existed between 1936 and 1981

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Studio 70

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Cinema · Borehamwood · WD6 ·

Studio 70 was the main cinema in Borehamwood between the 1930s and the 1980s.

The Studio Cinema was located across the street from the entrance to the Elstree Film Studios complex. It was opened on 30th March 1936, by an independent operator. In September 1937, it was taken over by the Shipman & King Circuit.

In 1966, it was closed for three months for modernisation, carried out to the plans of architect George Beech. Covering over most of the Art Deco style design of the original architect E.B. Parkinson, the exterior was covered in fibreglass cladding, and the auditorium was re-modeled. It was re-opened on 2nd April 1966 as the Studio 70 with a pre-release presentation of Sid James in "Carry On Cowboy".

By 1980, the cinema had become part of EMI Group and they sold the cinema for re-development in May 1981. Studio 70 was closed on 6th June 1981 with Gene Wilder in "Stir Crazy" and Jane Fonda in "California Suite".

It was demolished in December 1981, and two office blocks were built on the site, known as Isopad House and Hertsmere House.

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Studio 70 is its final year

Studio 70 is its final year
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105 Shenley Road, WD6 105 Shenley Road lies along the main street of Borehamwood.
66 Shenley Road, WD6 66 Shenley Road used to lie on the corner of Furzehill Road.
68 Shenley Road, WD6 68 Shenley Road was a shop on the corner of Furzehill Road - now disappeared.
ABPC Elstree Studios British National Pictures Ltd purchased 50 acres of land on the south side of Shenley Road and began construction of two large film stages in 1925. The first film produced there was Madame Pompadour in 1927.
Boreham Wood Baptist Church The Baptist Church, situated on the corner of Furzehill Road, opened on 14 July 1911.
Bullbaiters Farm Bullbaiters Farm near Boreham Wood was originally called Bullbeggar's Farm - Bullbeggar meaning 'hobgoblin' or 'scarecrow'.
Bullbaiter’s Farm Sale (1905) Bullbaiter’s Farm was located at the bottom of the modern Bullhead Road.
Buses in Shenley Road A 292 and 358 in Shenley Road.
Fox and Clark’ Furniture Shop (1905) Added photo for 73 Shenley Road, WD6
Holmshill School Holmshill School was a secondary school in Borehamwood.
Horse and cart at Bullbaiter's Farm Addition to Bullbaiter's Farm
Mr George King at Bullbaiter's Farm Addition to Bullbaiter's Farm.
Neptune House Neptune House, built as part of the ATV studios, is now part of the BBC studios.
Shenley Road (1930s) Shenley Road, Borehamwood in the 1930s
Shenley Road water tank Shenley Road tank was a fire prevention feature of Boreham Wood.
The Myriad Stores Added photo for 49 Shenley Road, WD6
Thrift Farm Thrift Farm was a farm in Boreham Wood.

Aberford Road, WD6 Aberford Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Albert Square, WD6 Albert Square is the fictional location of the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
Badminton Close, WD6 Badminton Close is a cul-de-sac running north from Stratfield Road.
Barton Way, WD6 Barton Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Broughinge Road, WD6 Broughinge Road is home to Boreham Wood Football Club.
Bullhead Road, WD6 Bullhead Road is a street in Borehamwood
Canterbury House, WD6 Canterbury House is a tower block in Borehamwood.
Canterbury Road, WD6 Canterbury Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Clarendon Road, WD6 Clarendon Road runs north from Shenley Road.
Eldon Avenue, WD6 Eldon Avenue is a street in Borehamwood.
Essex Road, WD6 Essex Road was created just prior to the first world war.
Fairway Avenue, WD6 Fairway Avenue links Brook Road and Eldon Avenue.
George Street, WD6 George Street is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Grosvenor Road, WD6 Grosvenor Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Keystone Passage, WD6 Keystone Passage commemorates the Keystone factory.
Malden Road, WD6 Malden Road is parallel to Essex Road.
Maxwell Road, WD6 Maxwell Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Meadow Road, WD6 Meadow Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Shenley Road, WD6 Shenley Road is the main street running through Borehamwood.
Sutton Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Thrift Farm Lane, WD6 Thrift Farm Lane used to run to Thrift Farm.
Turpin Road, E20 A street within the KT17 postcode
Welbeck Close, WD6 Welbeck Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Whitehouse Avenue, WD6 Whitehouse Avenue was originally to be called Cornwall Avenue.


Borehamwood is a town of approximately 30 000 residents in southern Hertfordshire, just outside London, and part of the London commuter belt.

Borehamwood, more commonly called Boreham Wood before the LCC estate was built, is part of the borough of Hertsmere. The town is often associated with the nearby village Elstree (being part of the ancient parish of Elstree), the two still share a local council, now called the Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council.

The A1 passes just to the east of the town, and the M25 passes about two miles north of it.

Since the 1920s, the town has been the location of several film studios. The former British National Studios on Clarendon Road are now the BBC’s Elstree Television Studios. One of BBC’s popular soaps, EastEnders, is produced at the BBC studios, as well as popular medical drama Holby City. ’Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’, ’Big Brother’ and major feature films are filmed at the Elstree Studios in Shenley Road.

Neptune Studios
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ABPC Elstree Studios
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Buses in Shenley Road
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Clarendon Road, WD6
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Shenley Road, WD6
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35 Shenley Road, WD6
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199 Shenley Road, WD6
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