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Report - Odeon cinema, nottingham, mar 2011

Discussion in 'Theatres and Cinemas' started by VDUB, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. VDUB

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    Built for and originally operated by the County Cinemas chain, this opened as the Ritz Cinema. Local architect Albert J. Thraves was also brought in by the main architects Verity & Beverley.



    The original auditorium was destroyed in 1964 when the Odeon became the first cinema in the United Kingdom to be split into a twin screen operation. The architectural firm Harry W. Weedon Partnership were responsible for the conversion, with Trevor Stone & Mavis Stone the interior design consultants. It re-opened on 12th July 1965 with two modern curtain walled auditoriums. The upper Odeon 1 in the former circle had 924 seats and was designed as a showcase for roadshow presentations and opened with "The Sound of Music". The Odeon 2 screen in the former orchestra stalls level had 1,450 seats and played regular releases, opening with "Mary Poppins".

    Odeon 2 was further sub-divided in 1976 when it was made into 3 screens seating 500, 130 and 110. A new screen, Odeon 5 was fitted into a former basement reception room and had 101 seats. In 1988 another room in the basement was made into Odeon 6 which seated 90 persons.

    The Odeon 1 - 6 closed on 26th January 2001 and awaits its fate, possible demolition for the errection of an hotel, apartments, shops and a car park.

    here we go, these photos were taken on 2 separate occasions one set in the day and one set at night.

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    working our way inside:

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    behind the shutter on lon row.
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    now a little night time:

    just for you guys thinking of visiting at night, there are other people sleeping in there, so be very quiet, and keep away from the upstairs changing rooms...

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    thats about it folks, hope you enjoy, negitive comment will be learned from & positive excepted...

    see you in the dark places
     

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