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Bovine
October 25th, 2010, 17:10
This was built on the site of a boxing ring, opening in 1934 as the 2670 seater Paramount and owned by Paramount Theatres Ltd. Taken over by Odeon in 1942 and re-named, it became part of the Rank Organisation. Full stage facilities were provided, including a Compton organ. Closing as a single screen on 26 June 1968, it was twinned, re-opening on 26 March 1969. the format was 2 screens, one above the other. Odeon 2 was further sub-divided into 3 screens in 1973 and the bar became screen 5 in 1979. more screens were added later, but the lot closed when a purpose built 12 sceeen Odeon opened in Liverpool One shopping development.
Most of the interior was stripped out, but following 2 years of proposals for re-use, demolition was authorised. I was permitted a first(and last) look before the work commenced, so here it is!

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Original frontage before being metal sheathed

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Tickets anyone?

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The Foyer

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Screen 2 has had a water leak, hence the mould!

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Nice Pattern!

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Main stairs, the original art-deco handrails are boxed in.

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First Floor lobby

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Screen 1, with another down the side

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Screen 1, but not as built!

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Old posters in a storeroom


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Screen ? they all look stripped like this!

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Original projection room (part)

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Silent Plant Room

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Workshop

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TV killed the filmstar?

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Ladies, do not want the toilet!

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Exploring makes you hungry, popcorn anyone?

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Once the power was cut, the Boilerhouse started to flood

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Arty flooding pic, until my foot went down a hole!!!!!

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Old lift gear, from street level to the boilerhouse.

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Tea in the (stripped out) Screen 5?

Xan_Asmodi
March 13th, 2011, 03:18
When I was passing today I took a few pics

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5218/5521655200_55020b5544_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xanakuma/5521655200/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5011/5521063873_7310453ff4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xanakuma/5521063873/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5055/5521063589_5ed88a4f0f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xanakuma/5521063589/)

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Mickle
March 15th, 2011, 23:17
I walked out of Lime Street Station towards Pudsey Street
to check the progrss of the University Developments then I saw Pudsey Street was blocked off because the Old Odeon Cinema is being demolished.

Xan_asmodi we have being there roughly at the same time judging from our pics !!!!

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http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5132/5521446842_15d2a41f96_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/earlex/5521446842/)

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A few Video's
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQoRC6qcfNU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNgrYXJnaBU

These are my pics even thou it's not my normal watermark.