Pilgrim Street - Odeon Cinema Demolition


Newcastle Odeon was a 2,602-seat cinema located at Pilgrim Street in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It opened as the Paramount Theatre in 1931 before being purchased by Odeon Cinemas in 1940. During the 1960s and 1970s it was also used for pop and rock concerts. The cinema closed in 2002 and is now in the process, with some surrounding buildings, of being demolished.

See also:
Remember When: Silver screen heyday of Newcastle Odeon
Cinema Treasures: Odeon Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle's Odeon cinema: Rare photos and original plans of city centre landmark
See old pictures from inside the Newcastle Odeon
On the Unfortunate Fate of Newcastle’s Old Odeon Cinema
Theatres Trust: Newcastle Odeon (Paramount)
Co-Curate NE: Odeon Cinema, Pilgrim Street - Newcastle
Newcastle Libraries's photos of The Paramount/Odeon Cinema



First up, a short video about the construction of the Paramount with an internal tour.






A slideshow of The paramount/Odeon through the years.









Photos taken during the demolition of The Odeon and surrounding buildings.


26th November 2017







2nd November 2017








12th October 2017











19th September 2017













30th August 2017





3rd August 2017








2nd July 2017
















17th April 2017






4th April 2017

A partial collapse of some of The Odeon happened during the night before.


Scaffolding Collapse caught on film in Newcastle on Demolition Job








Shocking aftermath of Odeon cinema collapse








More information: Odeon cinema collapse in Newcastle: Pilgrim Street building 'crumbled' into street















3rd February 2017











6th February 2017



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