Clarence Cinema Emily Webber 7 August 2011 History of Hackney Whilst looking through the history of Brookes for this blog post I found out that it too was a cinema. Photo from @lincsgent On the corner of Clarence Road and Mare Street now a betting shop and money transfer place. 2 Comments patricksmithjournalist 7 August 2011, 2:03 pm That is astonishing – to think that a beautiful cinema like that was on Clarence Road. Do you What would those 1937 folk think of the area now? erika 15 August 2011, 10:04 pm Wow!! Beautiful.I used to like the Russian shop that used to be on the Clarence Road side of the building. Comments are now closed for this post.