East London event space and theatre Troxy celebrated its 80th anniversary on 10 September with a one-off screening of the 1930s King Kong.
Celebrating 80 years as an events venue since opening as a grand cinema in 1933, the entertainment-filled evening transported guests through iconic periods of the venue’s history.
Guests were greeted at Limehouse DLR with giant whitewashed footprints which led them to the doors of Troxy. Caterers Party Ingredients provided food and drink on arrival, giving guests the opportunity to network before striking a pose in the photo booth with King Kong.
Benoit and His Orchestra kick started the night’s entertainment with the Swing Patrol Dancers providing a swinging 30s performance followed by the operatic singing diva, Le Gateau Chocolat.
During the evening guests took part in a game of musical bingo, in tribute to the art deco venue’s Mecca Bingo days of the 90s.
At 8.30pm guests sat down to enjoy the screening of the original King Kong, the first movie shown when Troxy opened as a cinema.
“We had a fantastic night and the different elements of the evening worked well together to show how much the venue has developed over the last eight decades,” says Events and Compliance Manager at Troxy, Will Poole. “From opening as a cinema back in 1933 to becoming a rehearsal space for operatic performers and now one of the largest event destinations in London, Troxy’s unique history will always remain centre in what we do.”
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