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The Odeon cinema, on the corner of South Street and Havana Close, in 1979.1   You can also see a view of the interior of the cinema at about the same time.
The Odeon cinema, on the corner of South Street and Havana Close, in 1979.1   You can also see a view of the interior of the cinema at about the same time.

The cinema was opened as the Havana on 29th January 1936.2   It became the Odeon in 1949.3

The cinema closed a few years ago when a new Odeon cinema opened in the Liberty 2 shopping centre.  After its closure it remained largely empty, except for a dance school and a temporary Laserquest venture.   However its owners, Rank, have now converted the huge building into two new night clubs, Time & Envy.3  Step forward in time to see this same view in January 2000.

1 Photograph kindly supplied by Ken Jarmin, who worked at the Odeon in 1979/80.
2 Romford, Gidea Park & Collier Row, plate 114
3 Romford Recorder, August 13, 1999, page 4.
 

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