The Odeon Cinema, Weston-super-Mare in Somerset is an art deco cinema building, designed by Thomas Cecil Howitt. Still largely intact and retaining its originally installed Compton organ, it is a Grade II listed building.Put Odeon Cinema into our Bath trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bath.
After working in Nottingham's city engineer's department, Howitt joined private archietctural practise, where he was asked by Odeon Cinemas to design four new buildings for them, in Clacton, Bridgwater, Warley and Weston-super-Mare. All of the designs based around a common theme, incorporating: a square tower; squat main building; projecting slab roof, supported by columns. Only the Weston building survives, with Clacton and Warley demolished, and Bridgwater now retaining a pitched roof addition.
In Weston, the tower is positioned at the corner of the site, above and behind the foyer. A curved canopy projects outwards from the slab tower, while the foyer is accessed from the street via four circular steps leading to five sets of double doors. Howitt used a second smaller tower to the left of the slab tower (when looking towards the building from Regent Street), with a large double-height metal framed window. There are two three storey high wings which enclosed the original single auditorium, allowing commercial revenue from shop units at street level and offices above. The Regent Street elevation comprises three bays with Crittall-style metal framed windows, while the Walliscote Road elevation comprises five bays. There was an additional canopy along both elevations, but these were later removed.
Odeon Cinema Reviews
Well what to say about the Odeon cinema? well as a regular punter generally I've found it to be a pretty good Cinema chain actually wherever I have visited across the UK my only real complaint is the.... more »
Went to see Detective Pikachu today. Alex on the front desk really made my day - he went the extra mile despite me ordering a lot of food, and got me a tray to safely carry everything. Lovely... more »
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