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Description: Odeon Cinema
Date Listed: 13 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 199245
OS Grid Reference: TQ2546495760
OS Grid Coordinates: 525464, 195760
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6466, -0.1880
The following building shall be added:
TQ 29 NE GREAT NORTH ROAD
3/13 ODEON CINEMA
Cinema. 1934 by Edgar Simmons as a County Cinema, taken over by Odeon before
completion. Steel frame, clad in brick with rendered centrepiece, sheet metal roof.
plan of foyer on two levels leading to double-height auditorium with balcony.
Rendered 3-storey, 6-bay rounded centrepiece with half-glazed entrance 'doors: six
Moorish-style' lancets rising 2 storeys. Flanked by brick towers with red brick
diaperwork and tall recessed panels. Interior: foyer has Moorish-style paybox and
original doors; moulded "marble" column to octagonal light well, with decorative
metal balustrade to balcony and stairs. Fine Art Deco auditorium, with stepped
mouldings surrounding stepped Moorish lancets, flanked by decorative metal grilles;;
cornice with devrons; ceiling decoration based on octagonal patterns, with stepped
mouldings surrounding central octagon with Art Deco "strapwork"; stepped mouldings
to proserium arch.
Listing NGR: TQ2546495760
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Source: English Heritage
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