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    The foyer of the Paramount Odeon in Birmingham. A shot taken in 1988 just before the cinema was sub-divided. It is now the only one of the Paramount Theatres still operating in the UK.

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    Birmingham Odeon, 1988

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    1. Atlantic city midmer losh fan 56 months ago | reply

      they really know how to ruin a theatre

    2. derekstarsix2000 47 months ago | reply

      This was a grand cinema from the 1930's. True picture palace is every way. Sadly, Odeon split it into smaller cinemas which then ruined the whole cinema after they stripped it out of all its original ornate decoration from the 1930's. It still survives today but in its modern form.
      Only the exterior still remains with some of its original decroration..The last former Paramount cinema still in operation. Visit it while you can before Odeon replaces this with one of its modern mulitplexes.

    3. Atlantic city midmer losh fan 46 months ago | reply

      Some of the original plasterwork remains behind the false walls etc. The orchestra pit, organ chambers etc are still intact.

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