Merrion Centre Odeon

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Phill_dvsn
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Sat 14 Jul, 2012 9:42 am

BLAKEY wrote:
the main Odeon was two or three hundred yards away. ConfusedConfused
    

I used to like the main Odeon, my gran did a part time cleaning job there when she retired, employees got a free pass for family to watch as many films as you like. I used to go with her sometimes where I learnt a nice little trick.

If anyone can recall they're used to be a hairdressers at the side of the Odeon in the early 1980's, the door next to it was a fire escape for the cinema seen here
http://goo.gl/maps/eB5N

Just push the door open from the other side and you were outside. It was just before you went into the main auditorium, and conveniently just past the last ticket usherette who was round the corner, and no fire escape alarm Regular Smiley

A large group of my mates would wait outside the door whilst I went in with the free pass and let them in, we never got caught for years and saw many a good film.

That with fiddling my saverstrip, and day riders I paid for very little as teenager lol Laugh

The Odeon also had a cat to catch those pesky little mice too Regular Smiley    
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Postby BLAKEY » Sat 14 Jul, 2012 10:01 am

Phill_dvsn wrote:

That with fiddling my saverstrip, and day riders I paid for very little as teenager lol Laugh

The Odeon also had a cat to catch those pesky little mice too Regular Smiley    


Eeeeh Phill lad, what are we bahn' to do wi'thi ??

That wasn't a cat - it was the MGM lion trying to catch gangs of lads who hadn't paid Regular SmileyRegular Smiley

I'm amazed too that you're so opposed to the Leeds trolleybus scheme - a bit of nifty wiring from your residence to the overhead and you could eliminate your electricity bills for ever !! LaughLaugh
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Sat 14 Jul, 2012 10:04 am

BLAKEY wrote:
Phill_dvsn wrote:

That with fiddling my saverstrip, and day riders I paid for very little as teenager lol Laugh

The Odeon also had a cat to catch those pesky little mice too Regular Smiley    


Eeeeh Phill lad, what are we bahn' to do wi'thi ??

That wasn't a cat - it was the MGM lion trying to catch gangs of lads who hadn't paid Regular SmileyRegular Smiley

I'm amazed too that you're so opposed to the Leeds trolleybus scheme - a bit of nifty wiring from your residence to the overhead and you could eliminate your electricity bills for ever !! LaughLaugh

Well you had to improvise as a lad didn't you, pocket and paper round money didn't go that far Laugh

The hairdressers was ''Kens'' now I've found this photo to jog my memory.


    
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Postby BLAKEY » Sat 14 Jul, 2012 12:23 pm

IIRC the row of first floor windows above "Ken's" contained the very pleasant restaurant which had a most peaceful ambience indeed - also access was easy by the "Philld" patent economic method, but fooling the waitresses into some free grub was impossible sadly ConfusedRegular Smiley    
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Re: Merrion Centre Odeon

Postby barnie » Thu 29 Nov, 2018 5:25 pm

Article in the YEP about how the cinema is now up for rent. I wonder if the pictures are recent or not?
https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/ ... -1-9466002
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Re: Merrion Centre Odeon

Postby LS1 » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:01 am

barnie wrote:Article in the YEP about how the cinema is now up for rent. I wonder if the pictures are recent or not?
https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/ ... -1-9466002

I suspect not. I think there were some more recent pictures showing that a lot more had been removed including the carpeting and curtains... Could be wrong though
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Re: Merrion Centre Odeon

Postby rikj » Thu 06 Dec, 2018 11:49 am

Pre-application hearing looking at building a 17 storey tower in the Merrion Centre, which would mean the demolition of the cinema site.

https://democracy.leeds.gov.uk/documents/s182841/PREAPP1800600.pdf

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