Odeon Oxford, Magdalen Street

Magdalen Street,
Oxford, OX1 3AE

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Odeon Oxford, Magdalen Street

New Scope screen in Screen 1

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curmudgeon on July 24, 2019 at 8:44 am

Not favorited, not surprised. How ridiculous does this screen look placed in front of original proscenium with no attempt to hide the detailed architecture? Would appear any screen masking has suffered as well.

CF100 on August 5, 2019 at 5:40 pm

curmudgeon: Indeed. What a joke! :–(

vince7 on September 2, 2019 at 10:20 am

!983/84 l was the assistant manager then holding manager here. The day l took over as holding manager the decorators moved in, the color scheme was Terracotta Red, Grey, White, and Gold, how proud l was of the result. The curtains covering the murals were gold with urns at each end.

What a hideous mess this auditorium looks in the picture with even the proc.arch, not in use and worse still, no tabs. If there could be a prize for wanton cinema vandalism it would go to the former ABC Magdalene Street Oxford.

This sort of hideous mess is why l have stopped visiting the cinema and invested in a large 4k screen and Dolby Atmos sound system.

terry on November 9, 2020 at 9:01 pm

I refrained from making similar comments about this photo when it first appeared as I often feel I am the ‘Voice in The Wilderness’ when it comes to the absence of screen tabs and variable masking. I would never have believed that Odeon, of all circuits, would have gone along this particular road but it is just a name now and unlike when I was a little lad and used to be taken to my local Odeon in Bishop Auckland and wonder at the huge illuminated stage curtains when they opened and closed. In those days even the older style cinemas in the town (Essoldo, Kings and Eden) had tabs. It was unthinkable NOT to have these features!

I am glad that for once others have made the comments as I sometimes fear being labelled ‘curmudgeon’ myself (I suppose it is different when it is a ‘nom de plume’ of your own choosing, curmudgeon!)…..

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