Odeon Kemp Town

38 St. George's Road,
Kemp Town,
Brighton, BN2

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 25, 2007 at 5:17 pm

Here is a link to a page showing a couple of vintage photographs and a potted history:
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Ian
Ian on June 23, 2007 at 5:17 pm

A slightly earlier shot of the former cinema here:–

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Ian
Ian on January 30, 2007 at 7:50 am

Photo of the Odeon Kemp Town in use as a church in 1985/6, shortly before demolition:–

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/374513033/

PaulBland
PaulBland on October 8, 2005 at 6:47 am

In the early 1970s it was known as the Kemp Town Bingo and Social Club, presumably not under the Rank banner.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 30, 2004 at 2:29 pm

The street address of the Odeon was 38 St. Georges Road, Kemp Town, Brighton.

It was an original Oscar Deutsch built Odeon (this one a conversion of former stables) which opened on 1st February 1934, the architect was Andrew Mather. The seating capacity was 958 in a stadium style, with no overhanging balcony.

It closed as the Odeon Theatre on 5th November 1960 and lay empty until 1962 when it re-opened as a bingo club. It was used for a short while as a church after bingo ceased and was demolished in January 1986 and a block of flats built on the site.