Odyssey Cinemas Belfast

Pavilion Odyssey Centre, 2 Queen's Quay,
Belfast, BT3 9QQ

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Odyssey Cinemas Belfast

Originally built and operated by Warner Village Cinemas, the 12-screen Warner Village opened in May 2001. It was re-branded Vue Cinemas and then was sold to the independent chain of Storm Cinemas of Ireland for 5m GB Pounds in June 2006.

This twelve screen multiplex is located in the new Odyssey Centre in Belfast. It’s largest screen has 476 seats and the smallest screen has 155. There are three VIP screens and an exclusive Directors Lounge which offers panoramic views of the Belfast skyline and riverfront.

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DavidSimpson
DavidSimpson on September 21, 2014 at 7:52 am

On a visit in September 2014, by which time the cinema had been re-branded Odyssey, I attempted to clarify the ownership situation. According to the manager it has always been owned by Village Cinemas, and was only leased to Vue, then Storm. It is now operated directly by Village Cinemas. (The licence is in the name of Village-Theatres 3 Ltd). This is despite news reports in May 2006 stating that Storm Cinemas had bought the multiplex outright for €7m, but supported by news reports in February 2010 that Patrick O'Sullivan, owner of Storm Cinemas, was trying to get his lease annulled because the previous operator had failed to disclose loud music and vibrations from a nearby bar and nightclub that had led to complaints from cinemagoers! The case was decided against him, the judge remarking that Mr O'Sullivan was using this issue as a ploy to get out of his contract. So it seems clear that Storm never owned the cinema, which is now operated directly by Village Cinemas. (In April 2008 Entertainment Enterprises Group and Odeon had acquired the other Storm cinemas, all situated in Ireland.)

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