ODEON CINEMA

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1254263
Date first listed:
26-Mar-1990
Statutory Address:
ODEON CINEMA, HILL STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
ODEON CINEMA, HILL STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Richmond upon Thames (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 17847 74632

Details

The following building shall be added:

TQ 1774 NE HILL STREET

204/101 Odeon Cinema

II GV

Cinema. 1930 by Julian Leathart and W R Grainger. Steel frame clad in brick with faience front. Plan of double-height auditorium with balcony at right angles to street reached via series of long narrow foyers, with offices over entrance foyer. 3-storey, 3-bay front in Art Deco style. Later C20 entrance doors. Art Deco chevrons to metal glazing of windows, which are set in recessed 3-bay central feature articulated by giant order of piers with Ionic Art Deco capitals separating coloured panels with lion's mask features. This central feature is flanked by stepped bands which run beneath raised dentilled cornice; coved parapet with bead and reel beneath Art Deco cornice. Interior: entrance foyer has piers with Mayan-style friezes and Art Deco Ionic capitals to scroll brackets and decorative cornice surrounding D-shaped ceiling; scrolled Spanish- style architraves to doorways. Other foyers have panelled Spanish-style doors, good original light fittings, moulded cornicing and scrolled Spanish-style plasterwork to architraves and wall brackets. Auditorium retains 'atmospheric' proscerium surround of a Spanish courtyard with 7 elaborate metal grilles to centre, aediculed openings to sides and loggias with pantiles along auditorium walls; coffered ceiling with original lights. One of only 3 surviving 'atmos- pheric' interiors in Britain, the others being The Academy, Brixton, and The Rainbow Theatre, Finsubry Park (q.v.). (D Atwell, Cathedrals of the Movies, 1980, pp 78-80)

Listing NGR: TQ1784774632

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
437710
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Atwell, D, Cathedral of the Movies: A History of British Cinemas and their Audiences, (1980), 78-80

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 31 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/01156/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Paul F. Smith. Source Historic England Archive
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