Purchased in Q3 2018, Arch Climbing Wall is a 21,000 sq ft Grade II listed building from the 1930s.
Originally opened by Gracie Fields in 1938 as Acton’s Dominion cinema, it formed part of the wave of cinemas constructed across London in the 1920s & 1930s. Architect Frank Ernest Bromige was commissioned to build another of his streamlined Art Deco style cinemas during the golden age of the silver screen.
Following successful applications to Historic England and the local council, this architecturally significant building was let to indoor climbing wall operator Arch and repurposed into climbing wall, owing to the boom in interest over climbing as a sport in recent years. Plans were approved on 5th July 2019 and the climbing structures do not impinge on the original fabric of the building.
20,000 square feet of terraced levels overlooking an open ground floor, set inside a stunning Art Deco cinema from the 1930s