Everyman Muswell Hill

Fortis Green Road,
London, N10 3HP

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PhilipWW
PhilipWW on April 5, 2018 at 8:22 am

I see from the photo that Screen 1 has movable side masking.

Are all the screens Scope ?

michaelbrent
michaelbrent on April 5, 2018 at 7:15 am

Pictures added, with the pod screens added in the circle

davepring
davepring on July 18, 2017 at 8:56 am

this fully refurbished cinema opens two new screens this Friday in the rear balcony section, bringing the total to five

davepring
davepring on November 21, 2016 at 9:47 am

Great picture MichaelBrent!

michaelbrent
michaelbrent on November 18, 2016 at 12:25 pm

New refurbished pic of Screen 1 added

davepring
davepring on June 6, 2016 at 3:29 am

the stalls area is to be reinstated at this magnificent cinema .Everyman are doing a superb job on making this venue an event cinema

davepring
davepring on November 16, 2015 at 3:31 am

The two screens below the circle are now closed for refurbishment.I hope the front stalls area is re-instated as happened at Rex Berkhamstead and St Albans Odyssey.

davepring
davepring on July 11, 2015 at 3:14 am

Now open again with a pop up bar!!

pnelson
pnelson on June 22, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Beautiful art deco moderne theatre. Timeless and less is more.

davepring
davepring on June 22, 2015 at 6:37 am

This cinema has now closed as an Odeon and will reopen as Everyman once it has been refurbished

davepring
davepring on June 21, 2015 at 5:28 am

My guess is that the balcony will be re configured to provide around 300 seats and the stalls will be reinstated possibly with a bar at the rear along the lines of The Screen on the Green with table seating in the remainder of the stalls, with the two screens beneath the cirlce being upgraded to luxury boutique cinemas enabling a variety of programming.Everyman have not tampered with their cinema in Oxted and I think they will do an excellent job on the Muswell Hill site.

FanaticalAboutOdeon
FanaticalAboutOdeon on June 21, 2015 at 5:05 am

Will Everyman leave the former balcony alone or wish to further subdivide at the expense of the surviving 1936 interior scheme? Alternative/art house programming is going to be difficult with around 500 hundred seats and the enterprising Phoenix, East Finchley just over a mile away. If the former balcony is to be left unspoilt, Everyman might have to partially abandon their mission and be unable to resist the Bonds, Star Wars and Harry Potters of this world when they come along. I also wonder how many residents of N10 will ever call the building anything but Odeon.

I wish the outstanding cinema and its new owners well.

terry
terry on May 9, 2015 at 6:25 am

I quite agree that the circuits should ‘take a leaf out of the book’ of venues such as those mentioned but the USA influenced consortia who run the likes of Odeon would, no doubt, consider themselves to be above doing this and will therefore continue to disregard good taste………..

davepring
davepring on May 9, 2015 at 4:52 am

Well with a bit of luck this cinema will return to its former glory as Everyman Cinemas is planning to buy it along with 3 other Odeon properties and spend a significant amount on the refurb.

ReviewofCinemas
ReviewofCinemas on August 31, 2014 at 5:43 am

I visited yesterday and was appalled to see the stalls now being used to store general junk. There was even an old coffee machine on its side and on view to anyone in the circle who cared to look.

The stalls could easily seat 100 or more still – despite the rear being closed off. Why doesn’t Odeon ever use any imagination with their old buildings? Seeing films in Screen 1 could really be made an event if anybody had any enthusiasm to do so. Can’t Odeon learn from success stories like the Regal in Evesham, the Rex and the Ritzy in Brixton. Odeon seems under the impression that it can only cater for the IMAX enthusiasts or nothing.

People will pay money to see films in special places IF they are cared for with enthusiasm and marketed with some degree of imagination.

davepring
davepring on March 17, 2014 at 4:11 am

this is my favourite Odeon…I just wish that the stalls void was reused in a similar vein to the Rex Berkhamstead

FanaticalAboutOdeon
FanaticalAboutOdeon on May 7, 2013 at 12:46 pm

A wonderful surviver. A close friend and colleague of mine, Steve Gaunt, was the Odeon’s manager from 1970. On my first visit, all three lighting coves on the splay walls were in use and each had coloured bulbs – one had red bulbs, one blue and one green. Now coloured bulbs in blue and green provide a poor, greyish light, unlike colour filters. I got Steve to order sufficient bulbs in pink and amber and later, the projectionists were only too happy to replace the green and blue versions. The result was a brighter and warmer glow nearest the proscenium, a golden amber glow in the middle section and the original red nearest the balcony. The vertical glow was slightly shorter in each cove with the highest being that closest to the proscenium. The curtains at that time were plain, brown velvet so, using newly ordered Cinemoid colour gel, we replaced the blue and green circuits with deep golden amber and magenta. Leaving the red circuit alone, the new colours were far more effective on the non-reflective tabs. I was especially gratified when the tabs were briefly closed between the trailers and the main feature at every performance and the projectionists invariably just brought up the magenta footlights; in an otherwise darkened auditorium the moving tabs looked very opulent.

Ian
Ian on July 22, 2008 at 3:20 am

A few mid 1980’s shots here:–

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garypainter
garypainter on June 13, 2007 at 4:41 am

Large gallery of interior pics from our visit in March 2007 here:

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 12, 2005 at 9:22 am

2004 photgraphs here:

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Circle foyer and entrance to Screen 1
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Auditorium Screen 1
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 12, 2005 at 8:36 am

OOpps here is Link #3 again:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 12, 2005 at 8:33 am

Photographs of the Odeon Muswell Hill here:

  1. An exterior night view in 1947.
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  2. An exterior day view in November 1949.
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  3. An exterior day view in 1956 with Lawrence Olivier in “Richard III” recieving an Odeon General Release.
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  4. A good artists impression of the auditorium.
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