Odeon Leicester Square, London

Harry Weedon & Andrew Mather
Date Built
Leicester Square
The Odeon Leicester Square was built in 1937 for Oscar Deutsch, the founder of the Odeon cinema chain.  It took 7 months to build at a cost of £232,755 and had seating for 2116 customers.  The building featured a magnificent art-deco auditorium and a Compton organ.

Significant alterations in 1967 resulted in the loss of most of the art-deco splendour although the organ remains.  In 2014 Odeon Leicester Square is still the largest single screen cinema in the UK with seating for 1683.  Not quite as big as in its heyday, but today's audience has more leg room.

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