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Odeon Covent Garden

2004 Photo from the Ken Roe collection
135 Shaftesbury Ave
West End (London) UK

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Record #3728  
 Opened: 1970
Capacity: 1197 seats
Architect(s): TP Bennett & Son
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Saville Theatre, ABC 1 & 2 Shaftesbury Avenue, Cannon

Information for this tour was contributed by Ken Roe.

Originally opened in 1931 as the Saville Theatre for live shows, it seated 1,200 in stalls and circle levels. In 1970 it was gutted and converted into twin cinemas (architects William Ryder & Associates) seating 616 in the former circle area and 581 in the stalls area. In 2001 these were converted by Odeon into 4 screens. The frontage of the building is Listed, due to the exterior freize by Gilbert Bayes which depicts 'Drama Through the Ages'.

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October 2004 photos from the Ken Roe collection.

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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 1/28/2006.

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