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    Thumbs down The Odeon, London Road

    I was driving up London Rd this evening, and saw that they are tearing down the Odeon.


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    They've started at the back, working towards the front. Perhaps they're hoping nobody will notice!

    Wouldn't that be a listed building?

    What are the plans for the place?

    Surely not more unsellable apartments with no parking!?!?!

    I'll have to get a pic tomorrow before it's all gone!
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    A little cross-pollination...

    http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/...ad.php?t=54875

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/earlex/5520879199/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MugsMoney View Post
    I was driving up London Rd this evening, and saw that they are tearing down the Odeon.
    They've started at the back, working towards the front. Perhaps they're hoping nobody will notice!
    Wouldn't that be a listed building?
    What are the plans for the place?
    Surely not more unsellable apartments with no parking!?!?!
    I'll have to get a pic tomorrow before it's all gone!
    Went past earlier today.............Very sad to see this building being demolished.
    And we don't need any more 'apartments'!!
    There are some on Moss Street they can't seem to sell and I see we have more Student accommodation facing TJs.

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    All that remains as of today.




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    Wow......looks weird! Bet Ma' Egerton's feel a bit exposed round the back,now!

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    Nice one Ged..




    I thought I'd posted these weeks ago..


    Taken about 4 weeks ago..
    (New ones from the Empire Theatre roof coming soon..)








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    Oh dear.. there goes my courting days ( how quaint and oldfashioned that seems) . First date with hubby was at the Odeon to see Anne of the Thousand Days in 1970.
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    The Odeon Cinema London Road....

    The >> Last Picture Show..



    A few of the many 'One off's' I took on the last night at The Odeon..
    Very last ever movie credits.. etc...

    (You might have to click the little question mark to view the photo..
    Dont know what all thats about.. !!!.. )


    Cheers..

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    I'm with you Lyns, did quite a bit of courting in the Odeon myself..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyns View Post
    Oh dear.. there goes my courting days ( how quaint and oldfashioned that seems) . First date with hubby was at the Odeon to see Anne of the Thousand Days in 1970.
    Bet you don't remember much of the film!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Bet you don't remember much of the film!
    How very DAAAARE you !!!!!!



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    What was the turn out like on the last night Gerard?

    Great photos btw, always special to get that 'last' photo

    Lyn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyns View Post
    ...What was the turn out like on the last night Gerard ?..
    Not very good Lyns.. I thought I'd see all kinds there taking photos...
    I saw none.. and inside was not very busy either..




    Quote Originally Posted by Lyns View Post
    ...Great photos btw, always special to get that 'last' photo

    Lyn


    Thank you Lyns..

    Hope you like these...'Last Days' photos..
    (I've more.. newer ones of places around Liverpool that wont be here much longer..
    I'll show them when these places are gone... wont be long now !!.. .. )



    The last days of Lewis's department store.. >> Here..

    I've at least 500 more Lewis's pics to sort through and add on that album..



    The last days of T Brown the jewelers London Rd.. >> Here..


    The last days of The Everyman Theatre.. >> Here..


    I must have over 500 hundred pics all over The Everyman Theatre to sort out..
    Kitchen areas.. stage, dressing rooms, from several visits during the closing weeks..
    when I was in there with the staff and punters....



    Thanks again Lyns..

    Hope you like them links of Liverpool places now gone..


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    Not repeating myself here Gerard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesley1 View Post
    I'm with you Lyns, did quite a bit of courting in the Odeon myself..
    And so did I. Do I know you two ?

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    Just like to point out here to avoid any confusion.. Lesley was NOT with me or Itsa ( sorry I dont know your name)
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    Ah, the Odeon! I believe it had Liverpool's first press show, at any rate for many years, back in 1969 (for Funny Girl). The manager, my old friend George Cranfield, arranged it and began a Liverpool trend. Other memories: queuing around the block for the first Liverpool showing of A Hard Day's Night; seeing Hitchcock's The Birds in the Odeon when it had a single huge auditorium, and hearing a murmur of apprehension pass through the entire audience when Tippi Hedren turns and sees the school playground.

    Strange that this posting appeared immediately but my one about the Britannia chain on the Adelphi thread is stuck in moderation! I suggested folk should look up Britannia hotels on Tripadvisor.

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    yes please Mugs Money Going back years & years I remember selling Hot Dog's/hampburgers outside there

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