Odeon Southall

58-78 High Street,
Southall, UB1 3DB

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Malc1945
Malc1945 on March 8, 2012 at 6:25 am

The projectors we had in this cinema were BTH Supers. Very smooth and reliable. Very good presentation from a very strict chief Tommy Lever.

woody
woody on April 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm

photos taken april 2009 showing the still imposing exterior
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/3443321654/
side and rear
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/3443324778/
staircase detail, one of the side exits down from the rear of the circle
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/3442531161/
one of the tiny remaining interior fragments,the deco casing from an odeon exit sign, minus the exit glass
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nothing remains internally in Lidl, and in the furniture store there is a suspended ceiling and a smaller section of furniture for sale in what must have been the circle lounge

keiths
keiths on December 31, 2008 at 5:51 pm

There have been great changes during 2008, as the former stalls are now occupied by a Lidl Supermarket. The furniture store has remained in the old circle.

Jasonmullen
Jasonmullen on November 22, 2007 at 1:23 pm

My stepfather who frequently attended this cinema remembers that the screen viewed from the stalls was far too high and made viewing a film uncomfortable.The favoured cimemas in Southall were the Palace and Dominion.

keiths
keiths on January 15, 2006 at 10:59 pm

I visited the old cinema this weekend, looking for a new sofa – it’s now a Queenstyle furniture and bedding store. From the old stalls, now the furniture area, you can still see where the original circle was. The extra floor has been added at a level which appears to coincide with where the top of the front of the balcony must have been, and extends right to the far wall. It is of concrete construction, and is supported by several very large-looking RSJ’s.

Upstairs, the previously raked circle has also been levelled from where the back row of seats would have been, and the new floor is accessed via two sets of steps. The projection box is now an office. The portholes have been enlarged, but the unusually curved rear wall remains.

KenRoe
KenRoe on December 15, 2005 at 9:52 am

cjc; No it’s not Listed and there is practically nothing remaining of the interior decoration apart from a few fragments of ceiling detail in what would have been the rear balcony area. Everything else was stripped out when it became a Top Rank Bowl.