One of the oldest movie houses in London was built as a small variety house in 1898. In 2004, it was sold to an area church. History buffs despaired of losing this fine institution, done up in rich reds and woods, until the church revealed that it intended to spruce it up and continue operating it as a cinema. The Coronet appeared in Notting Hill as Hugh Grant’s character wistfully attended a movie starring his estranged girlfriend (Julia Roberts).