Adaptive reuse and Odeon
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.