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Odeon to launch secret advance screenings

Odeon is launching a series of new advance screenings under the banner ScreenUnseen.

Audiences across the UK will get to watch new films before their official release, but the catch is that they won’t know which film they are seeing until it starts playing.

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Created on October 21st, 2014. Last updated on October 21st, 2014.

The rebirth of Regent Street Cinema

When you become a silent movie blogger no one tells you that you will need a hard hat. Nor that you will occasionally be handed a free glass of fizz. But those of those things happened on Wednesday afternoon when I travelled “up west” to the University of Westminster to see the venue where the first public motion picture screening in the UK took place.

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Created on October 21st, 2014. Last updated on October 21st, 2014.

Former Odeon cinema in Cheltenham totally demolished

The former Odeon cinema in Cheltenham is no more – with the last of the building flattened this week.

Demolition work at the former picture house is now complete, and the site is now ready for development.

Crest Nicholson is hoping to turn it into 100 flats as well as shops, which will be shared between the old Odeon and the Haines and Strange car dealership site.

Bulldozers have been at work since August, knocking down the historic building.

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Created on October 21st, 2014. Last updated on October 21st, 2014.

National Media Museum partners with Picturehouse Cinemasth

The National Media Museum in Bradford has announced a commercial partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas.

From the end of this month, Picturehouse will take over the operation of the 3 screens at the museum, including the 300-seat Pictureville (described as the best cinema in the world by Lord Puttnam); the 100 seat Cubby Broccoli Cinema and its IMAX.

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Created on October 15th, 2014. Last updated on October 15th, 2014.

Rediscovered features of Bradford Odeon seen for the first time in pictures and video

A DECORATIVE ballroom ceiling unseen for 50 years has just been uncovered by workmen clearing the former Bradford Odeon building.

The Telegraph & Argus has been given an exclusive tour of the building, and has photographed some of the historical features now being rediscovered.

Touring the former Odeon building isn’t just like going back in time. It’s like jumping around haphazardly through nearly every decade of the 20th century.

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Created on October 15th, 2014. Last updated on October 15th, 2014.

Cheshire East grant helps community cinema become a reel success

Cheshire East Council has given a community cinema group more than £1,000 to help get it off the ground.

Holmes Chapel Community Cinema, known as HC3 for short, has held its first screening and Cheshire East Councillor Les Gilbert was on hand to present a cheque for £1,115 from the council’s community grant scheme to support the new venture.

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Created on October 15th, 2014. Last updated on October 15th, 2014.

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