Odeon Plymouth

34-36 Union Street,
Plymouth, PL1

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Flyman
Flyman on September 28, 2018 at 2:53 pm

The building is currently open for the public to view an art installation. I went in to explore the remains. In the circle foyer the ceiling decoration has largely survived. In the auditorium the dome which survived destruction in 1962 is still in place. A decorative grille of pointed arches above the proscenium is still there and floors and stairs from the 1930s have been uncovered. At the back of the stalls some of the original steel girders have been revealed. Most of the stepped circle has survived with timber battens inset into the concrete to screw down the seat stanchions. I will be going in again and photos will follow.

randleff
randleff on December 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm

it is not exactly a church. it is being renovated by a religious based tv network to become part of their broadcast locations. because it is basically being gutted to what complete degree i do not know. i was concerned a bit about any historically significant interior architectural artifacts or original design elements. does anybody know what was there and are there any restrictions. i am glad to know it is contracted for use for a long time but i am such a proponent of historic renovation.

Bill_Gibbs
Bill_Gibbs on December 14, 2013 at 12:24 pm

The 1962 conversion was done at the same time as the Odeon Haymarket (London). Many items, such as seating used identical design and fabrics. The projection rooms and equipment were also similar. One of the last Victoria 10 installations

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 16, 2012 at 10:30 pm

There is some additional information about this theatre here.