Classic Morecambe

Euston Road,
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Odeon Morecambe

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The Odeon was opened on 2nd September 1937 with Sandy Powell in “It’s a Grand Old World”. Built as one of the original Odeon’s in the chain operated by Oscar Deutsch, it had seating provided for 1,084 in the stalls and 476 in the circle.

Taken over by the Classic Cinemas chain in December 1967, it was re-named Classic Cinema, and was closed on 28th February 1976 with Kenneth Williams in “Carry On Behind”.

The stunning Moderne style exterior much of which including the projectionists walkway is now much deteriorated. Not in a prime location so not seen by many tourists to this Lancashire seaside town. Now part of a dime a dozen DIY chain.

Contributed by Gordon Leek, Ken Roe

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gordonl
gordonl on February 5, 2006 at 5:38 am

Warning! shameless self plug! – I’ve many pictures of this fascinating building some of which I’ve included for a calendar on sale at http://www.lulu.com/xarkos

Still way overdue for listing…

cinemajames
cinemajames on February 5, 2006 at 6:07 am

Dear Gordon
Share your excellent photo of this cinema [the artdeco looking upwards to the walkway] by posting it to the ‘add a photo’ at the top of this page.
Many thanks in advance?

gordonl
gordonl on February 6, 2006 at 9:28 am

I’d love to but the feature is offline every time I try. It seems the only way is to post a link to another site hosting the pictures.
I’ll get around to doing this one day!

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 6, 2006 at 9:40 am

Gordon, I purchased your excellent calendar. Would you like me to scan and post the photos?

gordonl
gordonl on February 6, 2006 at 10:26 am

Many thanks KenRoe plesae feel free to do so, meantime… here’s some from last feb including the monsterous carbuncle (NOTE BIG FILES!)
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gordonl
gordonl on February 6, 2006 at 10:29 am

Ooh ‘eck! I’ve tried to be too clever – backspace away the <br> in the above links back the end of the .jpg – sorry

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 6, 2006 at 11:18 am

Thanks Gordon;
Here are 3 of your photographs taken from your calendar “Former ODEON Cinema buildings of Lancashire – Calendar 2006:
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Ian
Ian on September 15, 2006 at 8:34 am

And another 1992 picture of the exterior as a store here :

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annmark61
annmark61 on March 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Hi
I’m looking for information re “Edwin Peacock” (my husbands Grandfather)who I believe was a cinema manager?? here during the 1940s. He started out as a “Theatre Lighting Electrician” in Runcorn Cheshire 1911, was in Ffestiniog, Wales 1919-1920, Brierfield Cinema Pendle Lancs 1932, and lastly he was at the Ambassador in Salford. There is also mention of the Odeon Manchester but no idea when this fits in. Any information or pointers would be very,very much appreciated.
Thanks very much

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