Odeon Whiteleys & The Lounge
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Previous Names: UCI Whiteleys
Located in the west London inner-city district of Bayswater. Originally a planned project of Cinema International Corporation(CIC) it was opened by United Cinemas International(UCI) as the 8-screen UCI Whiteleys on 1st December 1989. It is located on the 3rd & 4th floors of the former Whiteleys of Bayswater department store. With a total seating capacity of 1,552, capacities in the screens varied from 333 down to 125. It was re-branded Odeon in late-2006.
Five boutique cinemas known as ‘The Lounge’ were converted from four of the former screens, opening on 13th January 2012 with admission for over 18’s only. Each one has reclining leather seats, and has tables for food. The admission price at opening was £18.00 per head (food is extra). Seating capacities are now provided for: 132, 111, 124, 138, 40, 30, 38, 48 & 40. It closed on 25th November 2018.
The Grade II Listed building has been refurbished to include housing, shops and restaurants. In May 2023 it was announced that Everyman Cinemas chain would be opening a cinema in the building in 2024.
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