The City Of Film?

Bradford Council’s Responsibility to Save our Iconic Cinema


Bradford Odeon – The City Of Film’s Beloved Landmark

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Bradford Odeon is one of the last 1930s art deco supercinemas in the UK, and the largest. It was bought with public money and stands in a conservation area in the heart of the city, complementing the listed Alhambra theatre next door.

Bradford has a history of development failure, knocking down Victorian buildings and letting developers leave holes in the city.

Since the building was marked for demolition, Bradford has become the world’s first UNESCO City of Film.

Against public wishes and under increasingly suspicious circumstances, the Odeon was marked for demolition to build a glass office and apartment block called New Victoria Place.

The owners of the Odeon are the Homes and Communities Agency, who will hand the building over to be demolished by developer Langtree if Langtree can sign up tenants for New Victoria Place within the next eight months.

If Langtree fail to sign up tenants, the Odeon will come back to the Council and could be saved as part of a more sensitive and culture-led regeneration of the city.

One of only two UNESCO Cities of Film in the world

This is NOT just a local issue


Jonathan Foyle

Broadcaster, writer, CEO of World Monuments Fund Britain

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Jonathan Foyle is Chief Executive of World Monuments Fund Britain, the UK arm of a global charity, which has achieved great success in securing imperiled architectural sites for future generations. He is 100% behind our campaign to have this amazing cinema restored, in this “The City Of Film”

Michael Winner

Film Director, writer, producer, believer in common sense

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Mr Winner fought to save his local Kensington Odeon from the bulldozers. He is 100% behind our campaign to have the last remaining Art Deco 1930s Supercinema in the UK restored.

Actors, Producers, Directors

It’s not only the people of The City Of Film who want to save Bradford Odeon

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Art historian Dan Cruickshank, actresses Imelda Staunton and Jenny Agutter, directors Terry Jones and Michael Winner, the Theatres Trust, the Cinema Theatre Association, the Twentieth Century Society, SAVE Britain’s Heritage, the Civic Society and the British Film Institute have all signed the petition to Save Bradford Odeon

We need your help to save The Bradford Odeon. This is what we need YOU to do.

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Let the right people as possible know your feelings. We have a guide to help you.

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Spread the word

The people of Bradford have been misinformed about the Odeon for years. It is vital that you help to spread the word if you can. Find out how.

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City Of Film News

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Funeral of Colin Sutton

Funeral of Colin Sutton

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Get Well Soon Victoria

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