Odeon RIP....

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Odeon RIP....

Postby gap74 » Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:29 am

Just a wee reminder folks that, despite having been a tatty fleapit for some years now, the old Odeon in Renfield St shuts its doors for the last time on Saturday night, so if you have any desire to mark the old lady's passing by visiting one last time, best get a move on!

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Postby DickyHart » Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:31 pm

shame..spent many a smashin night in there.
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Postby Blueboy » Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:19 pm

What's going to happen to it?
Stefan King ned disco multiplex I fear. :(
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Postby gap74 » Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:27 pm

Plans I've heard are large basement grocery retailer, various smaller pubs and restaurants at ground and first floor level, such as Nando's Chickenland, and a large nightclub on the upper floor, run by Luminar, owners of the eponymous Savoy....

Appearance wise, main entrance is to be restored as a condition of planning, and properly, unlike the cheap botch Odeon did in 1999, but the large blank brick facades on West Regent and West Nile Streets will have enormous plate glass frontages for the individual units.

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http://www.chem.gla.ac.uk/~gbarr/cinema ... odeon.html

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Postby Socceroo » Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:45 pm

I may have said it before, that is a superb site mate. Nice one. 8)
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Postby engineer » Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:21 pm

despite having spent many a fruitless date there (even bought popcorn once) i'll be sad to see it go. an awful lot of history in that buidling
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Postby ladylabobo » Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:51 pm

thats a shame... i always liked the fact i could roll out the cinema and straight onto the bus.

Whats the deal with shutting all the city centre cinemas? These horrendous out of town multiplexes have no atmosphere whatsoever...

what next? the GFT?
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Postby My Kitten » Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:06 am

I said my farewell to the grand old lady tonight.

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Postby gap74 » Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:35 am

A few of the staff after the doors closed on the last night, in front of screen 1...

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Odeon RIP....

Postby Craigyboy7 » Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:40 am

I was in the bar revolution across the road from it on saturday night and if i had known before that it was its final night, i would have went and said goodbye i have fond memories of that place, it was a sorry sight seeing the staff put the we are now closed signs up on the boards outside around 9pm
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Postby gap74 » Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:43 pm

What a difference a week makes....

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Postby Simba » Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:10 pm

I was only ever in that Odeon once, and I thought it was really tatty (was about a year ago). The UGC/Cineworld was far nicer. It was also really full of badly behaved neds at the time too. If this was an indication of how the cinema was most the time then I'm not really surprised, as this was a Saturday and it was fairly quiet (the UGC had queues out the door, and we would've missed the film we wanted to see, which is why we went there). A shame though, as with care, the building would be lovely and a nice one for a cinema. It was sad when I passed it and saw it closed too.
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Postby Vladimir » Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:15 pm

Everything was sticky inside as well, as if coca-cola or something had been spilled over every surfece. I had to go there only the once for similar reasons.
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Postby allyharp » Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:01 pm

Don't think I've been to the Odeon since Finding Nemo. Only reason we weren't there that time was because one of the guys I was with was a video buff who claimed UGC's presentation wasn't good enough, can't remember why though.
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