Photos favorited by FanaticalAboutOdeon

  • <p>Oscar Deutsch… The Father of Odeon… Next to him, is his wife who designed the sofa they are sitting on.. I cannot remember the cinema opening, that this photo was taken  The man leaning over on the left was Andrew Mather The architect of the Odeon Leicester Square  The Man leaning over of the right hand side was a young Sir John Davies who later became the Chairman of the Rank Organisation</p>
  • <p>Closed for reconstruction.</p>
  • <p>Odeon Leicester Square – Refurbishment – View to Foyers.</p>
              <p>With the flame retardant sheeting removed, this early-mid evening post-sunset shot provides a view through the opening into the foyers, thanks to floodlighting, and the image post-processing applied affords a further level of detail extraction, albeit at the expense of colour accuracy (however, that’s not the purpose of this photo!)</p>
              <p>The sloped ceiling below the circle stadia can be seen, with the paper face colour suggesting that British Gypsum SoundBloc plasterboard is being used. (Or perhaps the <a href="">“F” version</a> with “fire resistant additives.”)</p>
              <p>A worker is shown spraying a coating onto the steelwork, and the installation of services (e.g. ducting) is progressing.</p>
              <p>Taken October 2018.</p>
  • <p>Odeon Leicester Square – Refurbishment – New Balcony for “Glass Box” Feature.</p>
              <p>Steel beams and floor deck profiles now added to form the new balcony for the “glass box” feature that will cantilever out into LSQ, creating an extended circle foyer with seating and views across the square.</p>
              <p>Taken October 2018.</p>
  • <p>New Foyer, Copyright to YorkMix</p>
  • <p>Newly restored Frieze in the Circle Fyer, as seen for the first time since 1964, hidden by a false ceiling which has been finally removed. Copyright to YorkMix</p>
  • <p>Refurbished features of the old Odeon York, refurbished by Everyman, Copyright to Yorkmix</p>
  • <p>How The Odeon, now The Everyman looks now</p>
  • <p>How The Odeon now looks at night (with the E from ‘Odeon’ lit up) as The Everyman cinema</p>
  • <p>Refurbished Screen 1  of the former York Odeon now Everyman from the top of the former circle, extended to the procenium arch, This screen now seats 144. Copyright to Yorkmix</p>
  • <p>George Cole’s Masterpiece, the Odeon Muswell Hill now Everyman Cinema</p>
  • <p>Seating after 1998 refit which has since been changed</p>
  • <p>The auditorium photographed by Les Gaulter in 1985 after one of its many refurbishments/alterations to the decorative scheme.</p>
  • <p>Auditorium photographed in December 1967 after it had been given the ‘zing’ treatment, removing much of the original decoration.</p>
  • <p>To accompany Ken’s photo of the première, here is the lightbox at night</p>
  • <p>Soldier Blue 1971</p>
  • <p>World Premiere of “The Night of the Generals” on 27th January 1967.  Attended by Peter O'Toole, Christoper Plummer, John Gregson, Jack Hawkins, Donald Pleasance, Anatole Litvak, Tom Courtenay, Joanna Pettet, Sam Spiegel, Yul Brynner, Omar Sharif, Camilla Sparv, Franco Zeffirellii, Carl Foreman, John Mills, Natalie Wood, Duchess of Argyll, Paul Getty, Nubar Gulbenkian, Rt. Hon George Callaghan MP and Rt. Hon Ernest Marples MP.</p>
  • <p>Royal Film Performance held on (a rainy night) 27th February 1967 featured “The Taming of the Shrew”.  Attended by Princess Margaret, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Franco Zeffirelli, Stanley Baker, Jean Seberg, Sir Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Christopher Plummer, Mia Farrow, Laurence Harvey, Martha Hyer, Tom Courtenay, Charlotte Rampling, Richard Johnson, Gina Lollobrigida, Zero Mostel, Carol Lynley and Roger Livesey.</p>
  • <p>Publicity for “Casino Royal” in April 1967.  Note the original 1937 canopy(marquee) displaying its slot-in letters and a rare view of the magnificent etched glass entrance doors, all of which would be destroyed 5 months later when the cinema was given an ill-conceived remodel named the ‘Zing Treatment’.</p>
  • <p>Royal World Premiere of “You Only Live Twice” at the Odeon Leicester Square on 12th June 1967.  Attended by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, Sean Connery, Diane Cilento, Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Phil Silvers, Jerry Lewis, Laurence Harvey, David Frost, Patricia Neal, Lionel Jeffries, Tony Bennett, Art Linkletter, Sheila Graham, Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman.</p>
  • <p>December 1966</p>
  • <p>World Premiere of “The Quiller Memorandum” at the Odeon Leicester Square on 10th November 1966.  Attened by Senta Berger, Hayley Mills, Jack Hawkins and James Mason.</p>
  • <p>Opening night of “The Chase” at the Odeon Leicester Square on 8th September 1966.  Attended by Sam Speigel, John Barry, Hugh Griffiths and the Duke & Duchess of Bedford.</p>
  • <p>The Royal Film Performance 1966 was held at the Odeon Leicester Square on 14th March.  The film chosen was “Born Free”.  Attended by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Duke & Duchess of Kent, Virgina McKenna, Bill Travers, Joy Adamson, Deborah Kerr, Dirk Bogarde, John Barry, Sam Jaffe, Carl Foreman, Ursula Andress, Woody Allen, Raquel Welch, James Fox, Susanna Leigh, Rachel Roberts, Rex Harrison, Julie Christie, Leslie Caron, Warren Beatty, James Hill and Catherine Deneuve.</p>
  • <p>The Gala World Premiere of “Goldfinger” was held on 19th September 1964.  Attended by Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton, Gert Frobe Shirley Bassey, Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, Ron Randall, Nadja Regin and Jack Hylton.</p>
  • <p>Screen 1, July 2013</p>