Classic Andover

Junction Road,
Andover, SP10 3QT

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Classic Andover

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Located on the corner of Western Road and Junction Road. The Palace Cinema, incorporating a small stage and two dressing rooms, opened in 1926 and was designed by F. Henshaw. The cinema also contained a cafe. It was taken over by Odeon in November 1935 and renamed around two years later.

The Andover Odeon was one of a batch of cinemas sold off in December 1967 to Classic Cinemas chain, and it was immediately renamed. Later split with a 114 seat cinema in the balcony and bingo in the stalls, it has now been restored as a single unit as the Mecca Bingo Club.

Inside it is little altered and is a fine example of a small town cinema.

Contributed by Ian Grundy
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