Thursday, 5 February 2009

What was on in my time at the Odeon

Odeon/ Evening News Appeal photographs used with permission of Edinburgh Evening News.

This project came about through the boredom of being unemployed. It was the result of a great many days spent in front of a microphesh projector in the National Library.

It's unfinished because I got a job and never really found the time to get it started again. Also with the Odeon closing I felt a little sad that this great Edinburgh cinema had missed it's opertunity to acheive it's 75TH anniversary.

The films that I saw in my time in the Odeon.

The Sound of Music
The Bible
Casino Royale
The Gnome Mobile
The Million Dollar Collar
In Like Flint
The Sand Pebbles
South Pacific
The War Wagon
Billion Dollar Brain
The Fall of The Roman Empire
Doctor Dolittle
Blackbeard's Ghost
Old Yeller
Planet of The Apes
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Thunderbird Six
The Charge of the Light Brigade
A Twist of Sand
Inspector Clouseau
You Only Live Twice
Dr No
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Sweet Charity
Funny Girl
Carry on Camping
The Love Bug
The Jungle Book
West Side Story
The Battle of Britain
The King and I
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
Winnie The Pooh and The Blustery Day
Hello Dolly
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
A Hard Day's Night
The Last Grenade
The War Lord
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
Tell Them Willie Boy is Here
The Molly Maguires
Anne of a Thousand Days
Wind in The Willows
Hannibal Brooks
Dad's Army
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Last Valley

The full project that this blog may one day fulfill is that I have every listing of every film, every event, and band that played during the Odeons history until 1992. Provide me with a date somewhere between August 1930 and 1992 and I should be able to tell what was showing that week or day.
In all my time in the Odeon I was able to see films in the U, A, and AA catagory. X certificate were out of bounds.

In the time I started putting this history together I started speaking to Mr Weir, the manager. He told me that he only held records going back about 5 years. So putting these jumbled notes together in whatever shape or form they come in I do apologise.

Even sitting here I've noticed one or two bits of text that crop up once or twice. Sometimes because I'm illustrating different stories or changes in attitude.

So again sorry if this causes anyone a little confusion. I's certainly causing me problems here too. And I wrote the notes.

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