Region: East Midlands

This website contains profiles of Modernist buildings in Britain. Each profile contains a description and history of the building, photographs and a location information. The following list of sites are Modernist buildings are in the East Midlands region. Click the building name or the "read more" link to view the building profile.

  • Odeon Cinema Leicester, Leicestershire

    Odeon Cinema Leicester

    Rutland Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 1SA
    The former Odeon cinema in Leicester is a striking building, designed by Harry Weedon and Robert Bullivant from Odeon's favoured architectural practice. The cinema stands on a corner site at the junction of Rutland Street and Queen Street in Leicester. The cinema housed a single screen and seating for nearly 2,200 customers. It opened on 28 July 1938 and remained part of the Odeon cinema chain for 59 years. As with many corner-site Odeon cinemas the Weedon Partnership used a entrance beneath a curved canopy and frontage. At Leicester, five double doors are accessed up by three steps from street level. To either side of the entrance and canopy are two... Read more »
    Tags: Cinema, Streamlined Moderne

  • Odeon Cinema Loughborough, Leicestershire

    Odeon Cinema Loughborough

    Baxter Gate, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1TG
    The former Odeon Cinema, located on Baxtergate in Loughborough, is a fine, surviving building from the Odeon Cinema chain. Modernist architecture was almost exclusively used by Deutsch. The chain, started by Oscar Deutsch with its first cinema in Perry Barr in Birmingham owned in excess of 250 cinemas prior to the Second World War. Like many of the early Odeon cinemas the Odeon Newport was designed by the Weedon Partnership, with Arthur J Price assisting Harry Weedon in the execution of the design. Overall, the design features were used on a number of cinemas designed by Weedon. The Tower West Bromwich, built earlier in 1936, was the first (albeit for a... Read more »
    Tags: Cinema, Streamlined Moderne

  • Regal Cinema Melton Mowbray

    Regal Cinema Melton Mowbray

    8 King Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1XA
    Standing on the corner of King Street and St Mary's Way in the Leicestershire town of Melton Mowbray is the Regal Cinema. The building is an outstanding example of a smaller regional cinema, all the more remarkable for having been built by a local company and operated as an independent cinema, and not part of a much larger chain like Gaumont, Granada Theatres or Odeon. The cinema opened in 1934 and was built by a local company, Denman & Sons. The design of the Regal Cinema incorporates a two-storey block facing onto King Street, projecting from the cinema's auditorium that can be seen behind and above the street frontage, most notably... Read more »
    Tags: Art Deco, Cinema

  • The Capitol Cinema Radford, Nottingham

    The Capitol Cinema Radford

    Churchfield Lane, Radford, Nottingham, NG7 5GS
    Standing on the corner of Churchfield Lane and Newquay Avenue in the Nottingham district of Radford is the former Capitol Cinema. Opened in 1936, the building continued as a working cinema for five decades before it closed and was converted to a bingo hall and social club. Laterly, the building was purchased and serves as the Mount Zion Millennium City Church. In the inter-war period cinema-going became increasingly popular amongst the British public. Entrepreneurs quickly set up local cinemas to cash in on this popularity. Although cinema the industry in Britain was dominated by large players the business was such an attractive proposition that many independent operators set up with... Read more »
    Tags: Church, Cinema, Streamlined Moderne

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