Odeon Studios Leicester Square

22-24 Leicester Square,
London, WC2H 7LQ

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The Odeon Mezzanine Cinemas were built in what was an exit alley for the main Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square. The five screens opened on 20th April 1990, designed by architects Glyn Miller of Northern Building Design Associates. The facade of the building is faced in the same black marble tiles as the main Odeon Theatre facade and blend in well.

The 290-seat Odeon Mezzanine has a seperate box office and entrance from the main Odeon Leicester Square, and the screens seat 60, 50, 60, 60 and 60. The Odeon Mezzanine was closed in September 2012 for a refurbishment, and was re-opened as the Odeon Studios Leicester Square on 30th November 2012.

The main Odeon Leicester Square was closed for restoration and a remodel on 9th January 2018 and the Odeon Studios Leicester Square were also closed. Alterations include the entrance to the Odeon Studios Leicester Square will be moved from its stand alone position to a new entrance from the Odeon Leicester Square foyer. Due to re-open by Christmas 2018, the main Odeon Leicester Square will be a Dolby Cinema re-named Odeon Luxe Leicester Square, and losing one screen the Odeon Studios will be renamed Screens 2-5 with a total reduced seating capacity of 116.

Contributed by KenRoe

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RobertR on July 22, 2005 at 4:49 am

Very small seating, are these art cinemas?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 22, 2005 at 5:14 am

Films generally open at the Odeon Mezzanine and are shown as part of general release and con-current with other multiplex cinemas. Occasionally one of the screens will take a movie when it has finished its run in the main Odeon located next door.

Art house movies are played in the Odeon’s, Panton Street and Wardour Street (both located a stone’s throw away off Leicester Square). Both these cinemas have 4 screens each, which are double the size of the Odeon Mezzanine screens!

SethLewis on July 22, 2005 at 10:00 pm

The seats are wide,the raking isn’t bad and overall they have a bit of a screening room feel and often your last chance to catch something you want to see…Have caught The Freshman and Rushmore here

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 20, 2005 at 4:08 am

The Odeon Mezzanine can be seen on the right of the main Odeon Leicester Square cinema here:
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AdoraKiaOra on May 24, 2007 at 5:12 am

Very boxy cinemas and as stated above they do have that screening room feel about them which is rather nice. Never very busy as they tend to stretch out first run movies here way after the masses have seen them. Sat here many times with just me in the room. Way better than the awful Panton Street Odeon complex. Since Ken mentioned the Odeon Wardour Street back in March ‘05 they have now closed for good, the entire block is being demolished and a new hotel built. I cant decide which was worse Panton St or Wardour St- OK -both!

Ian on December 18, 2012 at 2:07 am

The Odeon Studios were re-opened on 30th November 2012.


PhilipWW on September 26, 2017 at 7:55 am

Although the auditoria are small, are all the screens full 2.39 Scope size … or are some (or all) just 1.85 which necessitates Scope movies being shown letterboxed ?

Lionel on November 1, 2018 at 12:39 am

@PhilipWW Coming late, but this link should answer your question: https://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/odeon-cinemas-london-3

If you scroll down, you’ll see a review from user AllyH from 2011 with picture showing an 1.85 screen. Considering that theses screens were built above a narrow alley separating buildings, I guess that they’re all identical.

HowardBHaas on November 1, 2018 at 3:35 am

I only think of movies as “letterboxed” if they are not matted/masked, in which case I won’t return!

PhilipWW on November 9, 2018 at 2:38 am

Now that it is being reconfigured and refurbished to Odeon Luxe standard, I hope all 4 new auditoria will be given wall-to-wall Scope screens.

If all 4 are the same, they will just have 29 recliner seats in each. I have been to other small cinemas with impressive screens for the size of the auditoria; I hope these will be too.

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