Odeon Cavalcade

Odeon Cavalcade

classified U

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Please note: This was streaming on BFI Player in May 2020

Barry Clayton
37 mins, 1973, UK
Primary language

Leave behind the ugly modern multiplex and step back into the glamorous world of the 1930s picture palace, in this charming documentary about Art Deco cinema architecture. Influenced by Le Corbusier, Oscar Deutsch created an iconic cinema brand and house style for his Odeon cinema chain. Designed by modernist architects Harry Weedon and Cecil Clavering, the distinctive buildings were anything but drab, with their sensual curves, glass, chrome and plush soft furnishings.