Odeon Plymouth

Frankfort Street,
Plymouth, PL1

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on May 18, 2022 at 12:33 pm

What was the building seen demolished in front of the Odeon Plymouth building in the photo above? Is there anything on the site of the demolished Odeon Plymouth building now?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 23, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Bill_Gibbs; The former Gaumont, Plymouth does have its own page on Cinema Treassures, it is listed on the right of this page under ‘Nearby Theatres’ as the Odeon Plymouth (its last operating name).

Bill_Gibbs
Bill_Gibbs on May 23, 2013 at 10:31 am

I have realised that my comment (above) must be refering to the Gaumont, that was re-named when this building was demolished and stood on the site of the original Andrews' picture house. Why is there no page allocated to the Gaumont building? Does it still exist? I have not been back to Plymouth since my visit in the 60s.

Bill_Gibbs
Bill_Gibbs on May 23, 2013 at 3:44 am

I visited the cinema in the late 60s. It had been divided in half to include a bingo hall. The design and film equipment (including 70mm) was a close copy of the Odeon Haymarket in London that was converted at roughly the same time. It was one of the few Odeon’s to be equiped with Victoria 10 projectors and Duosonic sound.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 13, 2010 at 5:18 pm

“The Loudest Whisper” was known as “The Children’s Hour” in the United States. Given the then controversial subject matter of the film, I imagine the British censors felt the title needed to be changed.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 13, 2010 at 11:27 am

Vintage photographs of the Odeon Plymouth:
In June 1949:
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http://www.mawgrim.co.uk/cavalcade/plymouthold.jpg
In June 1956:
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