Odeon Perry Barr

Odeon Perry Barr

The first cinema to bear the Odeon name, but in the style of a Moorish palace rather than the streamlined modernism which the circuit became famous for.

Oscar Deutsch, the locally-born founder of the Odeon chain, had a flat out the back where he stayed when he was working late.

After he died in 1941 the funeral cortege passed the cinema, and all of the staff came out onto the steps to pay their respects.

The cinema closed down in 1969, and the building is currently the home of a banqueting suite.

271 Birchfield Road, Birmingham B20 3DD

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

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