Odeon Milton Keynes

The Point, 602 Midsummer Boulevard,
Milton Keynes, MK9 3NB

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Odeon Milton Keynes

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Famous in the history of British cinema as being the first purpose built multiplex cinema to be built in the UK. The 10-screen AMC-The Point opened on 23rd November 1985 with a Royal Premiere of the Harrison Ford film "Presumed Innocent" which was attended by Sarah, Duchess of York.

Built for and operated by American Multi-Cinemas, it has a foyer section, designed in the shape of a pyramid, hence the name ‘The Point’. The supporting struts were originally edged in red neon. The structure containing the auditoriums is just a plain block. Also in the complex is a Gala Bingo Club located under the cinema foyer entrance, a nightclub and cafes and restaurants.

In December 1988, it was taken over by UCI and re-named. In April 2003 it was leased to easyCinema, operated by the budget airline easyJet, when a policy of taking bookings only online and charging a minimum admission, created interest, but turned out to be a failure. In May 2006 it was taken over by Odeon Theatres. Seating capacities in the screens range from 248, down to 156.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 15, 2008 at 5:30 pm

The Odeon, photographed at night in May 2008:
http://flickr.com/photos/vwselburn/2580753905/
Photographed by day in August 2007:
http://flickr.com/photos/leybald/1202300681/
Another view in June 2008:
http://flickr.com/photos/paulmullett/2585839032/
As the easyCinema in August 2004, the beginning of the auditorium block is on the left:
http://flickr.com/photos/brock/165449/

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on December 23, 2009 at 11:06 pm

FYI. MSN Entertainment News posted a story that singer Amy Winehouse was charged this Wednesday in connection with an assault at a Milton Keynes Theater last Saturday.
MSN cited media reports that the altercation took place after she heckled a performance.
Though neither theater appears to currently have live performances.
Let’s hope she wasn’t heckling a movie.

I see that there are recent remakes of of St. Trinian’s films too.
I remember the original ones with Alistair Sim.

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