Odeon Perth

32-36 Kinnoull Street,
Perth, PH1 5EX

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Previously operated by: Gaumont-British-Picture Corp., Ltd., Rank Organisation, Thomas Ormiston

Architects: A.K. Beaton

Previous Names: Alhambra Theatre, Gaumont

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Odeon Perth

Located in Perth, Tayside. The Alhambra Theatre was opened as a live theatre in April 1922, with a seating capacity for 1,010. Designed by local Perth architect A.K. Beaton, it presented musical hall & variety, but was equipped with projection equipment. Films were being screened from 1924, when it was part of the Thomas Ormiston circuit.

In March 1928 it was taken over by the Denman/Gaumont British Theatres circuit. In 1930 it was equipped with a British Acoustic(BA) sound system.

The Alhambra Theatre was badly damaged by a fire at the stage end in 1956. It was repaired and remodelled, re-opening as the Gaumont, now with an increased seating capacity of 1,288. On 16th December 1962 the Rank Organisation re-named it Odeon.

The Odeon was closed on 1st November 1980. It was converted into a bingo club which closed in the late-1980’s. It then operated as a Leisureland nightclub, it was destroyed by a fire (an arson attack) in 1993. Housing has been built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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CSWalczak on September 8, 2012 at 10:43 am

There are additional photos here; smaller ones will enlarge if clicked upon.

Philphoto on May 15, 2017 at 3:56 am

Became a Pool Hall in the end, my wife worked there. It was handy when it was a cinema, we lived about 10 miles out in the country and the bus stop was just along the street.. Last bus at 1030 pm so you had to be sharp..

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