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Previous Names: New Picturedrome
In the Staffordshire town of Burton-upon-Trent, the New Picturedrome opened on 26th December 1931, the replacement of an earlier Picturedrome. It had 1,800 seats. The proscenium was 48ft wide and there was a cafe attached.
The cinema was acquired by Odeon Theatres Ltd. on 5th September 1955. At that time it had 1,599 seats. It was renamed Odeon on 16th July 1956, by which time, presumably after more alterations, it had 1,296 seats.
The Odeon was closed by the Rank Organisation on 5th June 1965. The building became a Top Rank Club for bingo, then later Mecca Bingo (which is how I saw it in August 2002).
That club closed in December 2004. The building was subsequently demolished; a block of flats now occupies the site.
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