Adaptive reuse and Odeon

posted by Michael Zoldessy on May 18, 2009 at 8:15 pm

They may not be gone, but these theaters are only shells of their former selvers. Here’s a sad look at what’s become of some former palaces of the Odeon chain.

They began as futuristic constructions – with immense pillars triumphantly reaching skywards, and smooth curves inspired by ocean-going liners stretching to the horizon.

And the unmistakeable excitement of what they contained was always declared proudly in huge lettering outside: ODEON.

Now, sadly, as these photographs show, the buildings of the legendary cinema chain have become uninspiring shopping blocks, bingo halls and stationary superstores.

Read more and see pics at the Daily Mail.

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danpetitpas on May 18, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Great article and pictures. Extremely sad these theaters were either knocked down or remade into bingo parlors.

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