ODEON and on and on

Who knew that Kindstanding ODEON (now a Mecca bingo) was not only the [edit] one of the [/edit] first ODEON (altogether now, Oscar Deutsch Entertains Our Nation) but revered around the world as a piece of art deco splendour? Tom Lennon, that’s who, who told me all about a virutalisation project to show how it looked back in the day.
KVL - King's Visualisation Lab

King’s College London are doing the 3D work, which covers the inside as well as this outside view.

Art Deco Britain has a ton of information about the cinema and its history, and some very nice pics:
Art Deco Britain Photographs -

4 comments for “ODEON and on and on

  1. 29 October 2008 at 11:51 am

    I always thought the Odeon Perry barr was trhe first:

    http://cinematreasures.org/theater/15735/

  2. 29 October 2008 at 11:55 am

    I guess you’re right — serves me right for believing everything I hear in the pub ;)

    Perry Barr ODEON being the cinema where the film ‘Black Sabbath’ was playing when a noisy rock band were looking for a name…

  3. 29 October 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Heh. I thought it looked familiar despite never having been to Kingstanding…

  4. Ken Jarmin
    26 September 2010 at 3:38 pm

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