Each week we ask readers to tell us about cinemas close to their hearts. Today, a London theatre with an impeccable programme
This week's Clip joint is by James Rawson, a TV and web producer specialising in film journalism and based in Doha. Follow him on Twitter at @jrawson.
The Prince Charles Cinema is located in the heart of London. Stand in the middle of Leicester Square and walk away from the tourists. If you hit Chinatown you've gone too far.
In 1962 the building was opened as a theatre with a distinctive "satellite dish" design, meaning that audience members are sat at an upwards angle as they face the stage. After a short period supporting the dramatic arts, the building was reinvented as a porn cinema. During this illustrious period it hosted the UK's longest continuous run of era-defining grumble flick Emmanuelle.
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