Odeon Worthing

Liverpool Road,
Worthing, BN11

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Peterc
Peterc on August 19, 2016 at 5:39 pm

I remember that last Saturday morning pictures. Children running riot. The projectionist stopped the film at least once to tell us all off. I still see the reporter,who sat through it with us, around Worthing. Eddie who was a lifeguard and face around town in the early 90s is now a reporter at the Herald. He may know who the reporter was. I haven’t see. The reporter for some time but he still looks the same tallish with mousy colour hair and a beard. I am sure he would know where the photo is. Interesting to see it again.

aussiewantsaps2
aussiewantsaps2 on March 11, 2016 at 5:17 am

Does anyone know when the Odeon Worthing stopped doing Saturday Morning Pictures, I think it was around 1980/81. I was in a group photo for the local paper article but without the actual date I cant even make a start on the archive.

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on February 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm

When The Cinema Opened as where most Odeons was set up as a separate company with its own set of shareholders, balance sheets and dividends only unified later by the J. Arthur Ranks take over.. Then there was Odeon Circuit Management was set up to administer them..

Robbie25646
Robbie25646 on December 15, 2012 at 10:22 am

CSWalczak thank you for the link to the 1934 link showing the interior. It’s almost just as I remember it before the tripling took place

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 7, 2012 at 1:21 am

Exterior, sometime during the 1930s: View link

Interior, 1934: View link

Robbie25646
Robbie25646 on August 6, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I was Assistant manager here in 1974 just as the conversion to it being a triple screen house I left late October of same year I have fond memories of this cinema

vost_bcn
vost_bcn on April 15, 2012 at 3:30 pm

My earliest film going memories come from this cinema. Disney’s Robin Hood or Herbie goes to Monte Carlo. And more crucially the place where a lot of us discovered Star Wars, and returned again and again. I still remember queueing outside the right hand side for many a movie. Thanks for the pictures. I also remember the bright inside lobby and the flight of stairs to get to the screens.

Ian
Ian on February 3, 2008 at 10:56 am

Fourth exterior here – showing how spacious the gardens were around the front of the cinema.

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Ian
Ian on January 10, 2007 at 2:14 am

And another exterior photo here – shortly before demolition :–

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/351995239/

Ian
Ian on May 1, 2006 at 12:59 am

Two further pictures here :–

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