Odeon East Sheen

143 Sheen Lane,
London, SW14 8LS

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graham_bishop on January 8, 2014 at 5:55 am

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 on January 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm

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 7:58 pm

A vintage photograph of the Odeon in 1956: