Sunday, 29 May 2011

Odeon/Odyssey open day 12 June 2011

Pix here of the offical publicity for Open Day for all those who do not have chance to mooch round building as often as I do. Note all the usual warnings which just make me want to totter round it in a silly red carpet dress & Betty Grable style six inch high ankle strap wedges. But I won't.

Also a photo of the music posters now deconstructed & adding a note of urban artiness to the frontage. And round the back a lovely self seeded wild poppy (these have just appeared for the first time ever in the pavement cracks of Lower Paxton Rd); also some hieroglyphs from the rear wall of the building which prob. mean something vital to Mick and Lads in terms of where things will go....

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Odeon/Odyssey new phase of works begins

Lots going on on in masks/diggers/lorries. Mick says they are at wall pulling down stage & interior will all look v diff by next open day (?12 June ..will confirm) Will also try to get pix of activity next week. Tres exhilarating to see so much happening.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Odeon votes for Green candidate

see Herts Ad

...well, I'm sure it would if it cd have got into Marlborough Rd Methodist Hall to cast its X....

anyway 700+people in the Odeon's home ward did. And I bet most of them were also proactive in saving the Odeon. There's clearly a connection...restoration, community, best use of local resources...Yes, where St Peter's leads others, Clarence, Verulam,
Marshalswick etc will follow. We hope.

Monday, 2 May 2011

St Albans Odeon backs street party

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......all us residents, monarchists, republicans and those who couldn't give a hoot but were interested in the dress, had a street party behind the cinema last Friday. It was an amazingly lovely event, leaving lots of happy memories and a more decorative pavement..see pix above.

Much talk of our cinema of course...which provided a stylishly period back wall to the goings- on. Maybe we should have asked along Mr H, sat him down in the April sunshine, plied him with prosecco and Union Jack cupcakes, and asked him what's going on with the Odeon/Odyssey. Would be nice to know esp. as we live with it so to speak.

(apologies for long silence: sad bereavements explain well as lack of any recent material progress on cinema to report...)