Join the campaign to return The Kilburn State to its former glory as a vibrant cultural centre in the heart of London. Sign the petition!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Camden Council Signals Support
Cllr James King (Kilburn Ward, Camden Council) raised the campaign to Save the Kilburn State at a Full Meeting of Camden Council in September. The Campaign (and petition) was then mentioned in a story in the Camden New Journal.
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, The Faces 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.
There's a serious danger that The State could fall into the hands of unsympathetic property developers, who will deliberately allow the The State decay, and then, when it is beyond repair, tear it down to build flats.
Don't let The Kilburn State be destroyed! Join the campaign to return it to its former glory as a vibrant cultural centre in the heart of London.