Odeon Leicester Square

Odeon Leicester Square



 

Odeon LSQ NEON.jpg 2001
The Odeon circuit was started by Oscar Deutsch in 1930
Oscar Deutsch
  It was brought by J Arthur Rank in 1942 and was part of  the Rank Organisation until  1998
At it’s peak it had over 600 cinemas in the United Kingdom, plus Pinewood film studios, Rank Film Labs, and Rank Film Distributers (RFD)
Urban myth: The initials ODEON stand for
Oscar Deutsch Entertains Our Nation
The circuit was probably named ‘Odeon’ after the Greek Ampitheatre on the slopes of
the Acropolis at Athens
The Odeon Leicester Square was built on the site of the Alhambra Music Hall and opened 2nd November 1937
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The author checking lacing on a Vic 10 1976
Photographs taken between 1973 to 1982 unless otherwise stated
 Please click on thumbnails for larger view
odls1 proj room 1947.jpg
Projection Room 1947
ODLS2. PROJ ROOM 1973.jpg
Projection Room 1973
ODLS4 NONSYNC RACK.jpg
Non – Sync rack 1973
ODLS5 DUOSONIC VALVE AMPLIFIER RACK.jpg
Kalee Duosonic valve amplifier rack
odls7 projection room 1976.jpg
Projection room 1976
ODLS11 AMPLIFER RACK & 6 TRACK EQUALISER.jpg
Transistor rack & six track equalizer
odls12 compton organ.jpg
Compton organ
odls13 safety curtain.jpg
Safety curtain
ODLS14 REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER.jpg
Pink Panther
ODLS15 SHOUT AT THE DEVIL.jpg
Shout at the Devil
ODLS16 SILVER STREAK.jpg
Silver Streak
odls17 follow spots, ross scenascope.jpg
Follow spot &  Ross Scenograph
ODLS18 FOLLLOW SPOR C1936.jpg
Follow spot
ODLS19 FOLLOW SPOT, ROSS SCENASCOPE FITTED XENON LAMPS 1976.jpg
Follow spot & Ross Scenograph
ODLS20 KALEE FADER, PROJ SELECTOR, LIGHTING BUTTONS.jpg
 Duosonic fader
ODLS21 AUDITORIUM FROM BACK 1977.jpg
Auditorium from rear
odls22 auditorium from stage 1977.jpg
Auditorium from stage
ODLS23 ROYAL BOX 1977.jpg
Royal box
ODLS24 VISTAVISION & SUPA PROJECTORS.jpg
VistaVision
projector &
Supa projectors
odls 19a.jpg VistaVision projector
VistaVision projector
ODLS25 SUPA PROJECTORS.jpg
Supa projectors
ODLS26 CINEMECCANICA VIC 10, CINEMECCANICA TOWER, MORGANITE XENON ARC, EIDOPHORE IN BACKGROUND.jpg
Vic 10 and tower
Air conditioning plant
FOH about 1998.jpg
FOH about 1988
Four machines for “Napolean”
Alhambra Music Hall.jpg
Alhambra Music Hall
Alhambra Prog 1922