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Just to clarify.
The Odeon was in Southgate, in The Bourne.
The Capitol was in Winchmore Hill, by Fords Grove.
There was also an ABC, the Ritz, in Bowes Road, also part of Southgate.
And let’s not forget the ABC Savoy in Southbury Road in Enfield.
I was a “minor of the ABC”.
I often went to this cinema in the late 50’s/early 60’s.
It was known locally as the “flea-pit”, which I thought unfair, perhaps because the nearby Gaumont was more luxuriously appointed.
I spent many a Saturday morning at this cinema in the 1950’s. It was the nearest cinema to my house in the Winchmore Hill end of Palmers Green. Nearer than the Gaumont and Queen’s. It was demolished and an office block erected called Capitol House, occupied by HMRC.
Happy Days of pre-youth innocence, Hopalong Cassidy and the Three Stooges.