Odeon, Merrion Centre A3 Print | Adam Allsuch Boardman
These prints are part of our latest exhibition which accompanies the interactive heritage project 'Hiding In Plain sight'. The project, launched by The Hyde Park Picture House, allows you to rediscover the lost cinemas of Leeds - where they were situated, who designed them, when they opened their doors and, in most cases, when they closed them for the last time.
The images for the project have been designed by the talented Leeds-based illustrator Adam Allsuch Boardman. For the show 12 of the 70 images produced were chosen to be reproduced as A3 (29.7 x 42cm) art prints.
Odeon 1964-1977 (still visible). Merrion Centre, Merrion Way.
The Merrion Centre Odeon opened in 1964 and closed only 13 years later in 1977. It had 900 seats and could screen 70mm film prints. It was a very modern and luxurious single screen cinema compared to others in Leeds at the time. When it was built it was the first new cinema in the city for 30 years.