Scotland’s former Odeon Edinburgh to become boutique hotel

posted by CSWalczak on January 29, 2008 at 7:45 am

EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND — According to this article in the Scotsman the shuttered Odeon Edinburgh, once the site for gala premieres, will be substantially demolished to build a boutique hotel. Certain parts of the building will be preserved such as the facade and foyer. Attempts to preserve it as a cinema by notables, including Sir Sean Connery, were unsuccessful.

However, as radical plans unveiled last night revealed, films will continue to be screened at Edinburgh’s former Odeon cinema when the building is revamped as a hotel complex.

The main auditorium at the movie theatre, in the city’s southside, will be demolished under the plans drawn up by developer Duddingston House Properties.

But the 20 million construction will feature an 80-capacity lecture theatre equipped with projection equipment and an outdoor courtyard where films will be shown on a giant glass screen.

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