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The Headrow, former Odeon Cinema soon to be Primark

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City Centre
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Leeds Library & Information Services
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LEO 1927
The Headrow, former Odeon Cinema soon to be Primark
May 2005. View of the former Odeon Cinema at the junction of The Headrow and New Briggate, shortly before it opened as Primark in August 2005. The Cinema, built on a site occupied by small shops and ale houses at a cost of £230,000, opened on 22nd February 1932 as The Paramount, with the first film being 'The Smiling Lieutenant'. The auditorium had a seating capacity of 2590 and a total of 1,235,674 patrons visited in the first year. The name Changed to The Odeon in 1940; it was converted to two screens in 1969, a third was added in 1978 and in 1988 it became a five screen Cinema. The Odeon closed in 2001.

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