Odeon Stockton-on-Tees

89-91 High Street,
Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1AA

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The Odeon was built as a replacement to the demolished Regal/Odeon Stockton of 1935 vintage. It was built on the same site as the previous cinema and had an interior design by Anthony Sharp. Seating was all on one level (stadium style) with no overhanging balcony.

It opened on 25th April 1968 with Julie Andrews in “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, and closed on 24th October 1981. After several years not being used it was converted into The Mall disco from 1987 and from 2000 it was known as the Zanzibar nightclub. In 2013 it was known as ‘GLAM’.

Contributed by KenRoe

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KenRoe
KenRoe on October 24, 2005 at 11:31 pm

An exterior photograph of the ‘new’ Odeon Stockton-on-Tees taken in early 1969:
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And a December 1970 view:
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KenRoe
KenRoe on October 25, 2005 at 12:12 am

The Odeon opened with Julie Andrews in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” so the first photo I posted above is from around May 1968 during it’s ‘Roadshow’ presentation here and not ‘early 1969’ when that film went on Odeon general release. The cinema was equipped with 70mm projection facilities.

FanaticalAboutOdeon
FanaticalAboutOdeon on May 10, 2013 at 3:13 am

As “Fanatical about Odeon”, I have posted pictures of the 1968 Odeon, interior and exterior, and a ticket to the opening performance, on Flickr. I have good memories from my time spent there as Assistant/Relief Manager from 1969 to 1971. A lovely cinema with a loyal staff and in the friendliest town I’ve ever worked in. The Odeon long gone, a motorway built right through the town, the railway station replaced by a “bus shelter” halt…such decimation is a dreadful shame and, in the current economic climate, Stockton-on-Tees is a mere shadow of its former self.

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