SE1632 : Warning notice outside the disused Odeon cinema, Bradford

near to Bradford, Great Britain

Warning notice outside the disused Odeon cinema, Bradford
Warning notice outside the disused Odeon cinema, Bradford
Closed in 2000 and under threat of demolition, the building has been entered many times by urban explorers.
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).
Sources:
LinkExternal link
LinkExternal link
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Phil Champion and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
year taken
2010
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SE1632, 433 images   (more nearby)
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Image classification?
Supplemental image
Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 December, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 18 September, 2011
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Derelict, Disused  Business, Retail, Services 
Place (from Tags)
Bradford 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1613 3290 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:47.5300N 1:45.3980W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1614 3291
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

This page has been viewed about 146 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register
please donate