Brixton: Club capital of the World!
South of the river, Brixton became home to many
theatres cum cinemas at the turn of the 20th century.
Cashing in on the immensely popular and lucrative West End. Some of
BRIXTON'S theatres were to turn into music venues as television and
video made watching a movie at home, cheaper, easier and more
Theatrical venues themselves have suffered insults
beyond the inventions of modern technology though Shakespearians never saw those plugs in their sockets. Brixton Theatre - on corner of Coldharbour Lane was
bombed in the blitz! They rebuilt over it.
Another popular club just opposite; The Fridge moved from Brixton Lane to Brixton Road & then
to the Town Hall Parade in 1985, when it transformed The Palladium
Picture House - an early 20th Century cinema created a
dance floor with stage and kept the balcony seats on the second
floor. Its owner Andrew Czezowski, had run Roxy during its
1977 heyday - when i was in my Mummy's tummy.
The Fridge boasted an 1800 capacity and played hoe to Tinrib,
Escape from Samsara, Pendragon and RTTS... it was the first club i wen to in London in 1996; coherced by Christof and Damien Garnier, French exchange students at college...
Though the crowds came and went the parties kept
The Fridge Bar, situated next-door offered extra hours
afterparties and chill out
At 4am on 26th
November, 2006 outside the bouncer and owner of Fridge Bar along with one
of the deejays were all caught on CCTV assaulting a passerby
who had taunted them with racist comments. The mob used a baseball
bat and metal bar to render the victim unconscious. They were
then convicted of violent disorder/attempted GBH in the subsequent trial, given
an accumulated sentence of 412