Odeon Fort Kinnaird Edinburgh

New Craighall Road, Kinnaird Park,
Edinburgh, EH15 3RD

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Previously operated by: Odeon Theatres Ltd., UCI Theatres

Previous Names: UCI Craig Park

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Odeon Fort Kinnaird Edinburgh

The 12-screen UCI Craig Park opened on 13th July 1990. Seating capacities in the screens were: 168, 168, 168, 210, 210, 308, 308, 210, 210, 168, 168 and 168. It was taken over by the Terra Firma Group who operated Odeon theatres Ltd. on 28th October 2004. It was re-branded Odeon and was closed on 13th January 2008. By coincidence it was the 13th purpose-built multiplex cinema to be closed in the United Kingdom.

It was demolished in 2008, and part of the site was used to build the new 7-screen Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird, which opened in 2015.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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woody on November 3, 2008 at 3:42 pm

The UCI was the first multiplex in Edinburgh, it was built in a corner of the Fort Kinnaird retail park, it had a standard UCI layout, an unremarkable brick box with a trademark UCI pitched glass roof over the front doors, a large square lobby with six screens off each side, eight at the back of the building and four at the front.
The screens had a very shallow rake.
The premiere for TRAINSPOTTING was held at the UCI.
It was an incredibly busy cinema, BRAVE HEART ran here for over a year.
Gradually competition from newer multiplex sites took business away from the UCI, first the ABC in Westerhailes, then the UGC Fountainbridge, then the Ster Century at Leith and then the Warner at Greenside Place.
The owners of the Fort Kinnaird wanted to expand the number of shops and size of the park, so the (by now) Odeon closed and was swiftly demolished in the summer of 2008.

woody on November 3, 2008 at 3:53 pm

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