Odeon Richmond

72 Hill Street,
Richmond, TW9 1TW

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keiths
keiths on November 12, 2009 at 5:32 am

http://www.cinephoto.co.uk/

Follow this link for some behind the scenes views of the Odeon Richmond

johndereszewski
johndereszewski on June 2, 2009 at 8:59 pm

I just returned from a visit to England. During a trip to Richmond, I happily stumbled upon this wonderful facade. Walking up from the historic Richmond Bridge that traverses the Thames, the theater really dominates the streetscape and provides a terrific, and very well preserved, landmark on its own. I just wish I could have caught a film here – but time was not on my side. (And the Fanatical About Films sign was also terrific to see.)

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on February 4, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Sorry! I forgot, you can see already on the map link above.

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on February 4, 2009 at 3:51 pm

I saw the Odeon Richmond a few days ago from the window of an aircraft landing at Heathrow. Its quit a sight to see the huge auditorium so detached from the main foyer building. Maybe someone on here us able to put up the Google map of it?

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on May 6, 2007 at 5:56 pm

….please, nobody mention the appauling building around the corner!!! (the Odeon Multiplex) Dreadful!

Ian
Ian on December 19, 2005 at 8:17 am

Recent exterior shot here
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and an interior on the same day
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 14, 2005 at 10:08 am

A vintage 1949 exterior photograph of the Odeon Richmond here:
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A 1971 exterior photo here:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 11, 2005 at 4:10 am

More history and photographs of the Kinema/Odeon, Richmond here:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 11, 2005 at 3:55 pm

The auditorium of the Odeon Richmond can be seen in the British film “The Smallest Show on Earth” (1957) starring Virgina McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford & Peter Sellers.

In the film, the young couple who have inherited a closed down ‘flea-pit’ cinema go to the local movie palace to see how things should be run. The exterior of the ‘Grand’ is actually the exterior of the Gaumont Palace, Hammersmith in West London (later known as the Odeon) and today in live theatre use as the Apollo, Hammersmith. On the display boards outside, the movies playing that week were Danny Kaye “Knock on Wood” and Stephen Murray “Guilty?”.

When inside the ‘Grand’ (filmed in the Odeon Richmond, which is located just outside London on the Western side), the couple are seated in the circle and there are good views of the stage area, plus you see the Compton organ rising from the orchestra pit.

The exterior of the ‘flea-pit’ Bijou cinema in the film is actually a mock facade that was set up between two railway bridges in Kilburn, North London (the site still remains today. The interior of the Bijou was studio set

atmos
atmos on December 3, 2004 at 5:28 am

This theatre originally opened in 1930 with 1533 seats and the architects were Julian Leathert and W.Granger.
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