Paramount Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

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View of the exterior of the Paramount Theatre, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, September 1931 (TWAM ref. DX1677/1/1).

The Odeon Cinema opened on Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne on 7 September 1931. It as originally known as the Paramount Theatre but was taken over by Odeon in 1939. The Odeon’s luxurious décor made it one of the country’s finest cinemas and arguably the North East’s best loved. Most of the images in this album date from its opening and convey a real sense of the building’s elegance and beauty. Sadly the cinema closed in 2002 and was demolished in 2017.

This image is from an album which was kindly donated to the Archives by the Northumberland & Newcastle Society.

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    Billy Embleton

    • 02/Aug/2017 22:19:49

    Tried to make the title of the film out on show but cant.

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    • 04/Apr/2020 20:40:07

    I think it's 'Monte Carlo', a 1930 Paramount film starring the actors you can see clearly on the sign. I can just about make the words out, as well as 'Ernst Lubitsch' underneath, who was the director.