Cinema You may remember a few weeks ago I talked about the campaign which is fighting against the proposed closure of the York Odeon. One of the campaigners Tim Addyman (who appears in the photo on this page dressed as an Orc from The Lord of the Rings) dropped off a comment to offer an update:
"Thanks for the mention and support of our campaign to save the Odeon cinema in York. First and foremost its the last remaining city centre mainstream cinema and an important facility for both residents and visitors. Secondly its a unique Odeon building design, with now unique original sign, and retains original art deco features, both on show and hidden under later modernisations. The owners have let it become increasingly shabby over the years but Screen 1 (in the former circle) is still a great place to see a film, with stadium seating for around 800. It is thought a final decision will not be made about its future until June, which is the financial year end for the Odeon company, but we live in hope and will fight on."
Some of Mark's photos of the cinema can be found here. I'm in agreement that its a great example of that design of cinema and there shouldn't be any reason that if the chain were to invest as they have a great number of cinemas across the country it could be a success. Don't forget you can sign the petition here.

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