The former Odeon Cinema, Pilgrim Street, NE1

  • Description

    "The Paramount, as it was originally, opened in September 1931; it could seat 2,600 people. The plain brick face on Pilgrim Street is relieved by huge pilasters, brick panels and decorative stone cornice, balconies, and first floor windows. It became the Odeon in 1939. Two metal Paramount logos can still be seen above the cornice [[4448253]]. The building has been an empty shell since November 2002 . The building was listed because it is one of the most complete survivors of the grand picture palaces of the past - but within months of listing, it was de-listed. The Buildings of Grainger Town - No.41. See [[4406042]]." Photo by Mike Quinn, 2013.
  • Owner

    Mike Quinn
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 3 months ago
    Viewed: 753 times
    Picture Taken: 2013-05-02
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