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Odeon Cinema Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne


6449


Newcastle


Newcastle, Pilgrim Street, Odeon Cinema (Paramount)


Newcastle


NZ26SW


Recreational



Cinema


Modern


C20


Extant Building


Designed by Frank Verity and Samuel Beverley for Paramount in 1931. It was an American style super-cinema with a Wurlitzer organ, orchestra and Tiller Girls. Has a blank brick face to the street relieved by huge pilasters, brick panels and decorative stone cornice, balconies and first floor windows. It became the Odeon in 1939. Two metal Paramount logos can still be seen above the cornice at the top of the building.


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6444


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N. Pevsner and I. Richmond, second edition revised by G. McCombie, P. Ryder and H. Welfare, 1992, The Buildings of England: Northumberland (second edition); D. Lovie, 1997, The Buildings of Grainger Town; Grace McCombie, 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead - Pevsner Architectural Guide, p. 34 and 143; Frank Manders, 1991, Cinemas of Newcastle, 108-118; Frank Manders, 2005, Cinemas of Newcastle, pages 70-73, 75, 89-90, 91, 160

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