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Search Aspect ( Paramount )
Location - Leeds & District

Headrow Primark, Former Odeon Cinema (City Centre) (4 comments)
Colour imageFebruary 2007. Image shows the former Odeon Cinema, now Primark, located on the Headrow at the corner with New Briggate, left. The Odeon Cinema opened as the Paramount in 1932 and was part of Sir Reginald Blomfield's design for the new Headrow. It closed as the Odeon in 2000 and Primark acquired the freehold of the building. The conversion was completed and the new store opened in 2005.
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Headrow, former Lewis's building (City Centre)
Colour imageFebruary 2007. View of the former Lewis's building which first opened in 1932. Allders took over the premises in 1996 but for the last few years it has been vacant. A new £36m scheme has been approved to renovate and re-develop the building to the designs of Manchester based architects Fairhurst Design Group. The construction is to be undertaken by Wates Construction and it will be a mixed use scheme including flagship retail stores, 150,000 sq ft of office space, luxury apartments and a rooftop terrace. The roof terrace is to include a heather and lichen garden and there will be bat and bird boxes to encourage wild life in the city centre. Off camera, left, is Dortmund Square. On the right hand side of the Lewis's building (to be renamed Broadgate) is the junction with New Briggate and then the former Odeon cinema building which also opened in 1932, as the paramount. This has now been converted to Primark. Quarry House is visible in the background, right at the bottom of Eastgate.
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Headrow, Odeon Cinema (City Centre) (9 comments)
Black & White image14th March 1946. The Odeon Cinema with a clear view of the neon canopy, promoting the films 'The House on Ninety Second Street' and 'Sun Valley Serenade'. There is a clear view of the doorway and a young cleaning lady with a mop in her hand. People are passing by and a lady is window shopping at J.H. Awmack's display of pans. The cinema opened in 1932 as the Paramount and became the Odeon in 1940.
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New Briggate, looking north (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. View of New Briggate looking north from junction with The Headrow. Lewis's department store is on the left, while on the right is the former Paramount Cinema, later the Odeon. The photo could date from 1934, the date of the release of the film on show at the Paramount: Cecil B. De Mille's "4 Frightened People", starring Claudette Colbert and Herbert Marshall.
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Odeon Cinema (City Centre)
Black & White image1970. View of the Odeon Cinema on the junction of the Lower Headrow with New Briggate. The cinema was opened as the Paramount in 1932 and the name was changed to the Odeon on Monday 15th April 1940. The Odeon opened as a twin cinema on 15th May 1969. The first two films shown in the converted cinema were 'Funny Girl' with Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif in the 1000 seater auditorium, and 'Mackenna's Gold' in the 1,300 seater, with Gregory Peck and again with Omar Sharif. Films advertised in this image include 'Hello Dolly' also starring Barbra Streisand, and with Walter Matthau and Michael Crawford plus 'The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes'starring Kurt Russell.
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