Ian By: Ian

Odeon North Watford 24

Odeon North Watford. Seen here in shortly before demolition. This was a very fine Odeon designed by J Owen Bond and opened in 1937 which had an excellent interior with Mollo & Egan plasterwork reminiscent of the Odeon Yeovil in a strong angular "cut-away" art deco style. As the name implies it was not in the centre of Watford and consequently played a very suburban role, and was an early closure in 1959. Many years as a Waitrose supermarket followed, with much of the plasterwork intact, though hidden away, until demolition in 1989.

 

More history here:-

cinematreasures.org/theater/11708/

 

A scanned negative from around 1987.

  • Martin 4y

    Nice to see it again Thanks
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Taken circa 1987
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