Odeon Kingstanding

Odeon Kingstanding

One of the most iconic of the 1930s Odeons, and arguably one of the most influential cinema designs full stop.

A young architect at the Harry Weedon practice, J Cecil Clavering took inspiration from Germany, the USA and Dreamland in Margate when drawing up the towering fins for the Odeon Kingstanding.

Its life as a cinema was relatively short, from 1935 to 1962, and since then it has operated as a Top Rank and then Mecca bingo hall.

Its frontage was Grade II listed in 1980.

Get your own mini Odeon Kingstanding, created by Spaceplay. Visit the shop.

Kettlehouse Road, Birmingham B44 9JD

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