Road safety event at the Odeon Cinema, Morden

Road safety event at the Odeon Cinema, Morden

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Date Photo Taken 17th October 1953
Area Morden
Copyright 1 Croydon Times
Picture Reference MerMor_​Events_​R_​Z_​61-2
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Sergeant Davis chatting to Road Safety Marshalls.

Lessons in road safety were a regular addition to Saturday morning cinema.

In addition to big-screen entertainment, and a tearoom, the Odeon had a sizeable stage area, which was used for a range of awards ceremonies and cabaret acts.

The soaring popularity of television led to a decline in cinema audiences. The Morden Odeon closed in 1973 and was finally demolished during the 1900s.
The site is now occupied by Iceland frozen food store.

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