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I went here to see a double-bill of Russ Meyer films when I first moved to London to attend university. I was 19. I naively thought this place was an arthouse cinema. But then I noticed that the all-male customers kept changing seats throughout the film. One guy sat next to me and started feeling me up. The penny then dropped as to what kind of a cinema it actually was :)
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I’ve seen the new cinema. In a word- stunning. A complete turnaround after the non-existant renovation done by Reel. The Odeon is back to its former glory and will be a great cinema-going experience again. Support it.
Whereabouts on Vicar Lane was the ABC? Whats replaced it?
Work has started! Workmen have been seen entering the building.
On the Reel Cinemas website they say that the cinema will be open in the Summer.
Surely a proper refurb would take longer though?
Does anyone have any pics of the Odeon from the 70s and/or 80s?
Seeing as Reel Cinemas are intent on NOT refurbishing the building please do buy it Mr Warshauer.
This is taking forever…
Does anyone know when work is finally due to start on the Odeon?
Has anyone noticed that there is still a ‘For Lease’ sign over the shop part of the Odeon?
Does this mean that Reel Cinemas have the actual cinema whilst the shop could be leased to another company?
Its great news that the cinema is reopening as a cinema and not as some vile nightclub. Well done Tim! York is proud of you!
Does anyone have any listings for the films the Odeon showed in the 70s and 80s? Also, do the Yorkshire Evening Press offices have back issues to peruse for Odeon listings? Does anyone know how far back the issues go?
This is a fantastic venue.
Does anyone remember it when it was in a hall in the Museum Gardens?!! Great days!