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The Gate Studios
(also known as Station Road Studios)

Film Studios at Elstree
Elstree was a major centre for film production from the early days of cinema. There's a great deal of confusion about which studios at Elstree were used for which movies / TV shows.
This section covers Gate Studios (also known as Station Road Studios)

Other Elstree Studios;

Exterior of Gate Studios, seen in 1989 (photo (c) Smudge, with thanks)
Exterior of Gate Studios, seen in 1989 (photo (c) Smudge, with thanks)

About Gate Studios

Gate Studios was built in 1928, and consisted of a single aircraft hangar-like studio.
It was conveniently located next to Elstree railway station, which wasn't so useful when sound films came in. According to the Elstree and Boreham Wood Museum website, a lookout had to be posted on the studio roof to signal when to stop cameras (and sound recorders) rolling when a train was about to pass.

The Gate Studios was the base of Whitehall Films.

The Gate Studio from the air (date unknown, from Elstree and Boreham Wood Museum website)
The Gate Studio from the air (date unknown, from Elstree and Boreham Wood Museum website)

History

Source:
Elstree Studios: The British Hollywood

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