Odeon Newton Abbot

Wolborough Street,
Newton Abbot, TQ12

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Odeon Cinema

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The Odeon was opened on 17th February 1936 with Greta Garbo in "Anna Karenina". Originally planned as an independent cinema, it was taken over and opened as the Odeon, by Oscar Deutsch’s chain on Odeon Theatres Ltd.

The building was set back from the road, and had its own car park. Inside the auditorium, seating was provided for 708 in the stalls and 250 in the circle. The ceiling was in a mock wood panelled style, and had Art Deco style light fittings.

The Odeon was closed by the Rank Organisation on 1st July 1972. It was converted into a car showroom. It was demolished in August-October 1983, and a relief road was built over the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 21, 2010 at 6:36 pm

The Odeon, photographed in around October 1948 playing an off-circuit programme, the main feature from 20th Century Fox:
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Playing the Odeon release in May 1955:
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Playing the Rank release in January 1971:
http://www.mawgrim.co.uk/cavalcade/newtonabbot.jpg

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