Odeon Epsom

114-116 High Street,
Epsom, KT19 8BT

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 26, 2010 at 12:44 pm

A vintage photograph of the Odeon, soon after its 1937 opening:
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exciterlamp
exciterlamp on May 23, 2006 at 1:28 pm

Epsom now boasts (if that is the right word) a new 8 screen soulless and sterile Odeon multiplex. The two identical operating boxes, situated one above the other and each serving four screens, consist of even more mind-numbing expanses of plain plastered walls. For someone like me – a film fan of some 55 years, who has projected films of all gauges from 8mm to 35mm for over 40 years – one visit was more than enough.

Johnllon
Johnllon on December 24, 2005 at 4:43 pm

I was told by a projectionist who worked at Richmond Odeon in 1964 that the Odeon Epsom, which was very close to an electric railway line, had an alternative power supply from the railways supply. So in case of a “town” electricity failure, the cinema had the railway as a secondary supply.
Never went to that cinema but certainly drove past and saw it in days of old.

John

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 19, 2005 at 8:37 am

An exterior photograph of the Odeon, taken in October 1949:
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In the Summer of 1971, a few weeks before closing:
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