Odeon East Sheen

143 Sheen Lane,
London, SW14 8LR

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Barnesboy
Barnesboy on February 22, 2018 at 2:10 pm

I lived in Barnes and used to go to The Sheen in the 1950s for Saturday morning picture. A lady played the organ and the noise from us kids was so loud the manager kept stopping the film and telling us to shut up. Lovely cinema. Happy days.

donnymacco
donnymacco on August 14, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Met my first and only soulmate here in about 1950 and foolishly lost her.

graham_bishop
graham_bishop on January 7, 2014 at 11:55 pm

From August 1951 until some time in 1955 we lived in Cedar Court, right opposite the Odeon cinema. We could see it from our lounge window. I spent many happy hours there. I was 14 when we moved to Sheen and 17 when we left. I took a girl called Jennifer there on my first date. I loved the Saturday morning performances for the kids, but it was so noisy you couldn’t hear what they were saying! I go to a school reunion every 18 months and do a nostalgic “walk to school” right past where the odeon used to stand. Great shame it was closed. It was a very majestic building – unlike the ugly office block that now stands in its place.

ADowney
ADowney on January 7, 2013 at 6:51 am

The address of this cinema was Sheen Lane (at the junction with the Upper Richmond Road West), not Sheen Road. The two addresses are c2 miles apart. It’s a great shame it was demolished. The building that was erected in its place (Parway House) is an ugly 1960s office block.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 23, 2009 at 1:58 pm

A vintage photograph of the Odeon in 1956:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevp/682903550/