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Odeon cinema, 271 Birchfield Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham

RIBA2405-2
Griffiths, Stanley A.
NOTES: Opened in 1930 by Oscar Deutsch & Associates, this cinema was taken into the Odeoen circuit in 1935. It closed as an Odeon in 1969 and reopened the same year as a bingo hall. It closed again in 1997 and reopened in 2002 as Royal Suite for banquets.

Hoover Building, Western Avenue, Perivale, London

RIBA2454-5
Wallis Gilbert & Partners

Premier cinema, 79-81 High Street North, East Ham, London

RIBA2539-9
Trent, William Edward (1874-1948)
NOTES: Incorporating the former Premier Electric cinema as entrance hall, cafe and lounge area, this cinema was taken over by the Provincial Cinematograph Theatres Ltd (PCT) in 1929. It was renamed Gaumont in 1952 and closed as a cinema in 1963. It reopened as a Top Rank Club for bingo, later renamed Mecca, which closed in 2005. In spite of being a fine example of an early cinema, it was never designated listed status and was demolished in 2009.

Ambassador Cinema, Regent Street, Kingswood, Bristol

RIBA2542-10
Mitchell, Frederick C.
NOTES: Opened by London & Southern and controlled by Odeon, this cinema was forced to close due to bomb damage incurred during the Blitz of December 1940. It reopened in late 1941, renamed Odeon. It closed as a cinema in 1961. It was then reconstructed internally for Top Rank Bowl. It was sold in 1969 to Safeway and demolished to make way for an eponymous supermarket.

Kardomah Cafe, Piccadilly, London

RIBA2550-10
Black, Sir Misha (1910-1977)

BOAC Boeing 747 maintenance hangar, Heathrow Airport, London

RIBA2551-10
Royce Topping Hurley & Stewart
NOTES: The consultant architects for the hangar were Royce Topping Hurley & Stewart; Makowski were the engineers.

Black & White Milk Bar, Gray's Inn Road, London, at night

RIBA2561-10
Brown, Sir John (1880-1958)

Konsum department store, Borlange, Sweden

RIBA2567-10
Swedish Co-operative Wholesale Society. Architects' Department
NOTES: This image was included in the book 'Smaller Retail Shops' by Bryan and Norman Westwood (London: Architectural Press, 1937). It appeared in cropped form in the publication on p.119.

Odeon cinema, Court Ash Terrace, Yeovil, Somerset

RIBA2577-11
Weedon, Harry William (1887-1970)
NOTES: Closed as an Odeon and taken over by Classic in 1972, this cinema definitively closed in 2002. The building was converted into 'The Old Cinema Bed and Sofa Store' which opened in 2004. The original exterior remains intact and most of the interior decoration has been retained.

Odeon cinema, Leicester Square, London, seen from the south

RIBA2632-14
Mather, Andrew (1891-1938)
NOTES: Built on the site of the Moorish-style Alhambra Theatre, demolished in 1936, this was the London flagship cinema of the Odeon group, opening on 2nd November 1937.

Marseille Matin cinema, Marseille, at night

RIBA2641-14
de Montaut, Pierre
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