About the Odeon

Facts about Bradford Odeon

  • Bradford Odeon stands in a conservation area, in the heart of the city centre
  • Bradford Odeon was bought with public money
  • Public consultation has consistently shown that the public want the building restored
  • A greater number of people have asked Bradford Council that Bradford Odeon be restored than voted in favour of the new City Park that has just been built in front of the building, costing upwards of £24million of public money
  • Bradford Odeon is the UK’s last remaining 1930′s supercinema
  • Since demolition plans were made, Bradford has gone on to become the world’s first UNESCO City of Film
  • The following companies were involved in the contract to demolish the Odeon: Bradford Centre Regeneration, Yorkshire Forward, Carey Jones, Langtree Artisan
  • Of all of the above companies and organisations, only one half of Langtree Artisan remains. The rest have gone into administration or been dissolved
  • The Odeon is now in the hands of the Homes and Communities Agency, who are deciding whether to honour the contract with this one remaining developer, Langtree
  • Bradford Council are in talks with the Homes and Communities Agency about the Odeon and have the power to argue that the contract be voided
  • Other developers have shown a serious interest in restoring the building if the contract is voided

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