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The Save Bournemouth Odeon Campaign (“Striving To Keep Cinema Theatrical”) is growing strength.
Can ex-staff of this building or the ABC down-the-road please contact the campaign a.s.a.p. We have already heard from a few but we would like to meet more people and chat cinema. We have a function planned.
A proper Cinema ! Working curtains, moving screen masking, and a massive Big Screen with Digital technology running in harmony – how cinema should be! A very theatrical experience and simply much more than what any modern multiplex can offer. It would be a good idea if the occasional 70mm film could be shown – that’s if this beautiful auditorium survives the tide of doom! In fact if cinemas like this go: could cinema itself be lost when one thinks about the technology available in the modern living room? Keep the theatre in cinema before it’s all possibly too late! Please see the Facebook campaign: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Bournemouth-Odeon/509679079071187
People who are interested in saving the Bournemouth Odeon & ABC from being moved & redeveloped can post comments, pictures, and raise discussion on Facebook. Search; ‘Save Bournemouth Odeon’ on Facebook or Google it.
There is a video on utube that shows Screen 1 of the Odeon Bournemouth back in 2001.
Does anyone have any more information on what the future holds for the Odeon Bournemouth cinema?
It is a truly Beautiful cinema with screen one being unique in its own right. I remember up until several years ago it had fantastic golden curtains, which were illuminated by ceiling lighting where fine colours of yellow, blue, and red changed just before the projector started. I am told that the screen masking is no longer used nor do the curtains move. In fact, blue light is only used now as pictured on this website. A great disappointment!
I do really hope that the Odeon Westover Road, Bournemouth can stay and not be redeveloped into ‘presentation rooms’ like what you see in some other dull cinemas. The screen one in the ABC cinema up the road is also a ‘proper’ cinema. They both form part of the town and my family and I have enjoyed them for many years. They are historically irreplaceable.