This is a commonly held mishaprehension as the word "odeon" is of Greek origin and, long before Oscar Deutsch opened his first cinema there were "Nickleodeons" in the USA. No doubt Deutsch was aware of this and, as a showman, saw a way to bring his initials into the name of his cinema chain.
Yes i wish someone would buy it and do something with it. The Beacon was more my Cinema and it think belonged to the same group but the Clifton was a bit posher than the Beacon methinks.Did you know the Beacon?.Thanks for that Brumgum. I'm sure there is more about the Clifton on this thread. My Dad was manager of the Clifton from the late 1930's to around 1945 ish. We used to live opposite the cinema. He would be sad to see it today. We were there during the war and Mom and Dad used to take me across to the Clifton's cellars when there was an air raid.
I used to go for the Saturday mornings for kids at the Beacon in the late Sixties, tickets were sixpence. Remember a great chip shop up the steps.Greetings, I was a projectionist at the Clifton and Beacon way back in the late 60's, the projectors were BTH mk2 the same at both cinemas, think the box
was accesed from the a door in the upstairs foyer, been a long time.
Strange that it's replacement is still empty..https://cinematreasures.org/theaters/22098