Odeon Market Place

40 Market Place,
Leicester, LE1 5GF

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Ambak on July 16, 2020 at 5:06 pm

Recent perusal articles in the Leicester Illustrated Chronicle on The British Newspaper Archive throws more light on the City/Gaumont’s conversion. It was the original cinema that was ‘back to front’ with entry at the screen end. The new Odeon was reversed with entry at the back in the conventional manner. The cinema was originally scheduled to open on September 21st with Cleopatra in 70mm, but this was postponed and, as stated , the cinema opened on October 12th with a normal continuous performance non bookable run of Goldfinger (in standard wide screen and mono sound). This ran for eight weeks and after a couple of weeks of the two previous Bond films, The Odeon, Market Place finally began its roadshow career on December 20th with Cleopatra in 70mm.

Peter Williams
Peter Williams on July 23, 2011 at 9:22 am

My gran used to take me there for a treat. A very smart cinema. They used to show films for a prolonged period I remember.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 27, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Details and photographs of the Wurlitzer organ which was installed in the City Cinema:

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 15, 2010 at 4:32 pm

The former City Cinema/Gaumont/Odeon, photographed in June 2009;
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In May 2009:
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