When it was a cinema, Stanley Kubrick shut it down for screening A Clockwork Orange without permission. Good thing he did, or this 1920 theater might not have been reborn as a pleasing place to catch an acoustic or lyrical band. Its three levels give nearly everyone a good view of the stage, fostering a sense of intimacy appropriate to its capacity of around 1,000 people. A warren of rooms confuses the drunk ones and conceals the shy ones. Weekdays, it hosts gigs by indie bands, and weekends, it turns to club nights.
275 Pentonville Rd., N1
Our Rating Transportation Tube: King’s Cross St Pancras Phone 020/7833-2022 Prices Cover £8–£15 Web site Scala
Map275 Pentonville Rd., N1 London
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