Thursday, 5 February 2009

August the 25th 1930

The ODEON, Clerk Street Edinburgh opened it's doors on the 25th of August 1930.
One of Edinburgh's and cinema's "greats shares his birthday" with the ODEON; Sean Connery.

The ODEON or as it was known then The New Victoria, "the New Vic," was the first purpose built sound picture house in Edinburgh. Other cinemas in Edinburgh were converted from silent to sound.

The first film shown was Rookery Nook.

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