Odeon Dudley (Merry Hill)

Merry Hill Centre, Brierley Hill,
Dudley, DY5 1SY

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Cinefan
Cinefan on May 12, 2009 at 9:45 am

Nice exterior and lobby shot(s). Do you have any more, or is that the lot you have?

woody
woody on April 20, 2009 at 5:03 am

a lobby shot from December 1993 showing the decoations for Addams Family Values (some of which were recycled from Hocus Pocus)
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woody
woody on June 4, 2008 at 5:17 am

seen here in june 1992, i had just done the marquee for the opening of The Lover starring Jane March (the sinner from pinner as the press named her)
i was manager at Dudley from 1991 to 1994
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front view
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the huge iron tower on the front was meant to represent the former steelworks upon which the cinema and shopping centre were built. Internally the cinema was a carbon copy of the american AMC sites of the time, with auditoriums in dark pink and maroon.
The screens originally seated 350 x 2, 254 x 2, 224 x 4, 175 x 2.
In its glory days the cinema topped annual attendances of 1.1million customers per year, since then it has faced increased local competition from the nearby Showcase 14.