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DLambert
DLambert commented about Odeon Newcastle upon Tyne on Jan 22, 2010 at 12:55 pm

3Dfan posted: “http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-evening-chronicle/2010/01/22/curtain-to-fall-on-famous-old-city-buildings-72703-25656367/”

Crikey, thats even worse news than the inside of the Odeon, although the Bank Of England building is a mess. The outside of the Odeon isn’t anything amazing (does still have those Paramout logos at the top corners of course) but it could be put to use. Newcastle Council have always had this lack of regard for great buildings in the City.

DLambert
DLambert commented about Odeon Newcastle upon Tyne on Jan 22, 2010 at 12:50 pm

“In 1999 the Odeon was Grade II Listed with English Heritage stating ”[it is] The best surviving Paramount cinema in Britain, with well composed facade and rich interior with Lalique glass fittings"

According to The Evening Chronicle the inside has been gutted – its just blank brick walls. As the council say, the only thing saving it from demolition has now been removed. Well money and ‘progress’ is more important I suppose. Unfortunate that progress is glass and metal bland buildings. Great shame.