Odeon Doncaster

Hall Gate,
Doncaster, DN1 3NL

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Robbie25646
Robbie25646 on August 17, 2013 at 5:43 am

My friend Richard Isaac was deputy manager here whilst the Gaumont, Barkers Pool, Sheffield was being refurbished in the mid 1980’s I think Paul Archer was the manager at the same time. Paul was a really knowledgeable man about cinema too. I miss them both.

Robbie25646
Robbie25646 on September 7, 2012 at 5:43 am

I have several posters from this theatre for stage shows in the mid 1970’s some say Gaumont others Odeon.

spitandsawdust
spitandsawdust on August 21, 2011 at 8:25 am

What a tragedy just a flat piece of ground where it stood.

speed
speed on July 31, 2009 at 7:33 am

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Still awsome inside!

stevedoncaster
stevedoncaster on July 13, 2009 at 1:29 pm

http://www.doncasterpalace.co.uk/petition

We, the undersigned, request that the planning permission granted for the demolition of the former Doncaster Odeon (previously known as Gaumont Palace Theatre) and that for the construction of a new building on the same site be withdrawn, in the interest of preserving Doncaster’s history and heritage.

Furthermore we would like to request that the building be reviewed for listed status (at least within the local area), and that any futher applications of demolition for the building be refused.

mike2001
mike2001 on July 1, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Reported by BBC today that Doncaster councillors have given permission for the Odeon to be demolished

churchill188
churchill188 on June 22, 2009 at 1:35 pm

A view of the front now the blue cladding has been removed (the metal framework still remains), they haven’t been careful in the removal as some of the stone blocks have been knocked off (nothing that can’t be repaired quite easily).

Odeon June 2009 with original frontage

danthedj
danthedj on June 22, 2009 at 1:18 pm

have you seen the front today?! they have taken the metal of the front! its showing its old front again!

mike2001
mike2001 on June 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Have read in todays ,“Doncaster Star,” that there has been fire damage to the roof this last weekend, & it now seems certain the building will have to be demolished .

Markybaby
Markybaby on May 29, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Recent(May 09)inside photos here:
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smoothie
smoothie on February 14, 2009 at 7:57 am

This is a stark-staring NO! from me. I’m a cinema lover and a Quaker and this is armageddon!!!

churchill188
churchill188 on February 13, 2009 at 1:17 pm

The Odeon is now facing demolition after the owners, Lazarus Properties, want to replace it with a casino.
The full story can be read here:
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KenRoe
KenRoe on May 19, 2008 at 9:31 am

Here is a vintage view of how the building originally looked in 1934 when the Gaumont Palace first opeened:
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 19, 2008 at 9:19 am

Here is a November 2007 view.

Mikebsc
Mikebsc on April 2, 2008 at 3:48 pm

The Odeon Doncaster is to close in April 2008.

Some sources claim that the last day of operation wil be the 10th April 2008.

blakey692002
blakey692002 on January 25, 2008 at 2:25 pm

I have just read a press report which states that following commercial evaluation by Odeon last year, this cinema has been deemed uneconomically viable and is currently for sale. Closure and change of use must be a distinct possibility. Sample the real cinema experience in the vast main auditorium while you can.

Mikebsc
Mikebsc on July 24, 2007 at 7:14 pm

July 2007 Exterior photo's
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A Dark interior photo
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 17, 2007 at 7:10 am

This website has some 1938 ads for theaters in Doncaster. Under each ad, click where it reads “info” to expand the ad. The theater names are The Picture House, the Grand Theater, Super Ritz Cinema and The Palace. Unfortunately none of the ads are for this theater. On the bright side, those are four theaters that can be added to CT. :)

KenRoe
KenRoe on January 30, 2007 at 6:45 am

The Gaumont underwent a modernisation in 1968 and it was at this time that metal cladding was fixed the facade. Here is a photograph taken in May 1970 while playing the Rank release:
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