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The Windmill Theatre, later the Windmill Club, was a famous West End theatre in Great Windmill Street, London. Great Windmill Street took its name from an actual windmill that stood there from the reign of King Charles II until the late 18th century. In 1910 a cinema, the Palais de Luxe, opened on the site. It stood on the corner of a block of buildings that included the Apollo and Lyric theatres, where Archer Street joined Great Windmill Street, just off Shaftesbury Avenue. The Palais de Luxe was one of the first places where early silent films were shown. However as larger cinemas were opened in the West End, business slowed and the Palais de Luxe was forced to close.




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