Odeon Preston

150 Church Street,
Preston, PR1 3BU

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Robbie25646
Robbie25646 on February 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm

A friend of mine had an uncle who was a projectionist here for many years his name was Phillip surname can’t remember, he was a great theatre organ man too. When the ODEON closed for refurbishment he was given one of the old cinema clocks that the time was marked with the name Odeon theatre. I now have this lovely art deco clock on my lounge wall and it still keeps time perfectly.

scrappynw
scrappynw on July 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm

photos at top of page are owned by me, please ask before using else where. thank you

NewVic
NewVic on November 20, 2010 at 1:56 am

Just thought I’d pop in to give you some more news about the project. The wheels are very much in motion and a steady, progressive team are working hard to acquire the New Vic and to return it to its former use. The project now has a website http://www.newvicpreston.weebly.com containing news, facts and a number of images of the cinema between 1928 and the present day. The project team meet regularly and we are always keen to see new names on the Facebook site http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=75218299150 and we welcome anyone with an interest in the project to join us at our meetings which take place every other Monday at New Meadow Street Labour Club, North Road Preston, PR1 1YQ @ 7.00pm. The next meeting following this post is on 29th November.

NewVic
NewVic on May 17, 2010 at 4:25 am

The owners – at long last – have put the cinema up for sale / to let. The New Victoria Action Group (soon to be called ‘Friends of the New Victoria Preston)are busy putting together resources to purchase the building. The ultimate aim is to create a centre for arts and culture, bringing non-mainstream films to the city together with some restoration of this last remaining, indistinguishable town centre cinema in Preston. Further details and information can be found on the exclusive Facebook page 'THE NEW VICTORIA ACTION GROUP PRESTON’.

scrappynw
scrappynw on August 31, 2009 at 4:31 am

here are some pics from a few months ago of the interior
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jrhine
jrhine on August 15, 2009 at 6:46 pm

According to the New Victoria Action Group site on Facebook, meetings began in May, 2009 to discuss reopening of this theater. A possible target is the 2012 “Guild Year.”

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 23, 2008 at 4:54 pm

This website has just been brought to my attention via Theatre Historical Society of America. If it’s old news to some CT members, I apologize for duplication:
http://www.ttg.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/page2.html

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 5, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Photographed in July 2006, the facade has been cleaned and repaired:
http://flickr.com/photos/shabbagaz/194208872/

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 11, 2005 at 12:23 pm

Three exterior photographs – three names of the Odeon, Preston here:

New Victoria in 1949
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Gaumont in 1956
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Odeon in April 1970
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