Odeon Swiss Cottage

96 Finchley Road,
London, NW3 5EL

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glyn_lewis on November 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm

In 1937 the premiere of “Dark Journey” was given here, attended by its stars Conrad Veidt & Vivien Leigh.

davepring on October 27, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I visited the Swiss Cottage Odeon today to see their IMAX presentation of Skyfall. I am normally very critical of Odeon sites but this one exceeds all expectations. There is little remaining of the Art Deco interior but at least the circle foyer has been reinstated and is now the stylish Amber Bar. The Imax auditorium, the former circle is massive and the deco ceiling troughs are still in situ and the screen presentation was impressive.

Mike_Blakemore on September 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Have loaded a better picture

geoffmee on June 20, 2011 at 4:10 am

Members may be interested to know that I tried to discover from Odeon whether or not the renovations would lead to the destruction of the still-marvellous Screen 1 (old circle) : they refused to comment, which makes me think that sadly it will. I believe the venue is now slated to re-open not in the summer, but early autumn 2011.

Sapho on January 2, 2009 at 5:26 pm

In spite of this theatre having seen a great deal of change, I find this is still one of the few local cinemas in London that has an excellent atmosphere, and I do love watching films here. I just hope it keeps going.
Nice photos Lost Memory!!

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 3, 2006 at 11:02 am

A fairly recent photograph of the Odeon Swiss Cottage:

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 20, 2005 at 1:42 am

A recent exterior view here:
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Paul Noble
Paul Noble on September 12, 2005 at 5:41 pm

The night before setting off on a three-week camping trip from London to Istanbul and back (stopping in Austria, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, etc.), we went to the Odeon Swiss Cottage to see “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium.” A nice send-off for a great trip, and an impressive visit to one of Britain’s massive Odeons of the thirties.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 12, 2005 at 2:41 pm

Oopps… link to photo # 2 again here:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 12, 2005 at 2:38 pm

More vintage exterior photographs of the Odeon Swiss Cottage here:

  1. Exterior in 1949
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  2. Exterior in 1956
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  3. Exterior in 1968
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 12, 2005 at 1:54 pm

Some more historic details and a recent exterior photograph here: