Classic Morecambe

Euston Road,
Morecambe, LA4 5LE

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annmark61
annmark61 on March 10, 2010 at 10:08 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

Ian
Ian on September 15, 2006 at 4:34 pm

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

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 6, 2006 at 7:18 pm

Thanks Gordon;
Here are 3 of your photographs taken from your calendar “Former ODEON Cinema buildings of Lancashire – Calendar 2006:
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gordonl
gordonl on February 6, 2006 at 6:29 pm

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

gordonl
gordonl on February 6, 2006 at 6:26 pm

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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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 6, 2006 at 5:40 pm

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

gordonl
gordonl on February 6, 2006 at 5:28 pm

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!

cinemajames
cinemajames on February 5, 2006 at 2:07 pm

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 5, 2006 at 1:38 pm

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 11:56 am

I have such a soft spot for this cinema as my father was the ‘opening manager’ and I was interviewed for a job wi5th Odeon here in 1962. The projectionists walk way is unique and I would love to understand what has to bw done to get it listed!?

birnieaskew
birnieaskew on July 3, 2005 at 7:13 am

The diy chain that opened originally was called Paul Madeley’s

birnieaskew
birnieaskew on July 3, 2005 at 7:12 am

Hi the projection on top of the building is a mobile phone mast. Do you know if any interior features survive at all?
Ian

spikewriter
spikewriter on February 21, 2005 at 1:58 pm

Ron, “DIY” stands for “Do It Yourself.”

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 21, 2005 at 1:22 pm

Headers above need amending:
Address: Thornton Road and Euston Road
Function: Retail
Seats: 1,560

The Odeon Theatre opened on 2nd September 1937. Assisting Harry Weedon on the design of this theatre was architect W. Calder Robson.

It was one of many unprofitable Odeon Theatres that were sold off by the Rank Organisation to the Classic Cinema chain in 1967 and it was re-named Classic from 16th December 1967. It closed on 28th February 1976 and was converted into the One Stop DIY store which it still currently operates as.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 21, 2005 at 1:20 pm

What is a ‘DIY’ ?

gordonl
gordonl on February 21, 2005 at 12:03 pm

Visted yesterday Sunday 20th Feb 2005, Some repair work has been done to cover windows on projectionists walkway, this has been painted green to co-ordinate with some other wook work so I was lightened to see a little repair work had been done. The main cooling tower seems to have sprouted a sizeable projection on the top the function of which is a complete mystery. One Stop DIY seems to still trading so the building may well be occupied for some time to come. A prime candidate for listing though…