SE1632 : Prince's Way outside the disused Bradford Odeon Cinema

taken 8 years ago, near to Bradford, Great Britain

Prince's Way outside the disused Bradford Odeon Cinema
Prince's Way outside the disused Bradford Odeon Cinema
Road works were ongoing as part of the City Park redevelopment, to the right of this view.
Bradford Odeon, Prince’s Way (former New Victoria Theatre)
This well known and loved Bradford landmark opened on 22nd September 1930. Originally named the New Victoria Theatre, it was built on the site of a former brewery, and boasted a 3,318 seat auditorium, along with a ballroom and a 200 seat restaurant. The building was design by local architect William Illingworth. The name was changed to the Gaumont in September 1950. The Gaumont closed in 1968. The complex re-opened in 1969 as the Odeon Film Centre, following division of the main auditorium into two cinemas and a bingo hall. A third cinema screen was added in the 1980s in the former ballroom. The bingo hall closed in 1997, the three cinemas following in 2000. Proposals have been put forward to demolish the building and replace it with a mixed use development named New Victoria Place. As of September 2011 the building was still standing, though unoccupied and decaying.

Since closure in 2000 the site has been frequently visited by Urbexers (web search for urbex bradford odeon for photographs of the interior).
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 December, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Derelict, Disused  Construction, Development 
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William Illingworth 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1614 3288 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:47.5192N 1:45.3889W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1615 3285
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Odeon Film Centre  William Illingworth  Disused  Princes Way  Cinema  Odeon  Disused Cinema  Derelict  Bradford Odeon  Closed  New Victoria Theatre  Gaumont 

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