Former Odeon cinema, Morden: Prior to demolition

Former Odeon cinema, Morden: Prior to demolition

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Date Photo Taken 22nd May 1990
Area Morden
Copyright 1 London Borough of Merton
Picture Reference MerMor_​Cinemas_​2-9b
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Notes / History Initially independent, this 1930's cinema was eventually added to the Odeon circuit. Situated near the underground station and bus depot, it was soon attracting large audiences.

In addition to the films themselves, the cinema also offered cabaret, youth incentives such as the Road Safety certificate and a popular cafe facility.

By the early '70s competition for leisure time was too great and the cinema closed in 1973.

At this stage in its hisory the building was nearing the end of its use as a B & Q Do-it-yourself store. Redevelopment in the early '90s led to its demolition and the site is now occupied by the local Iceland store.

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