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The Halifax Odeon opened on 27 June 1938 and is bounded by Orange Street, Broad Street, and Great Albion Street. The Architect was George Coles and it cost £59,727 to build. It had 1,344 stalls seats and 714 in the balcony giving a total of 2,058. A most unusual façade remains intact with three concave bays covered with buff faience tiles, above the entrance each containing a convex window. A tall Art Deco style tower formerly had the Odeon lettering illuminated by neon. It was however not originally intended for the Odeon circuit, but was a take over during construction, which explains its differences from the typical ‘Odeon’ style.
The cinema had a wide proscenium and a stylish interior with decoration dominated by two large bas-relief female figures either side of the screen. Lighting was entirely indirect.
The Odeon Cinema closed on 18 October 1975 and was immediately converted into a bingo hall which is still operating, under a different name, today.
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