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Grade II
NHLE 1259501
Date assigned 23 April 1981
Date last amended


YORK SE5951SE BLOSSOM STREET 1112-1/20/62 (North West side) 23/04/81 Odeon Cinema and Odeon Buildings Nos.1-5 (consec) GV II Cinema and shops attached. 1937, converted to triple screen cinema 1972. By Harry Weedon. Buff brick in Flemish garden-wall bond with bands and splayed vertical ribs of shaped brick. STYLE: Art Deco. EXTERIOR: 1-storey front range with 3-storey block behind and tall projecting tower block at left; at each end are 2-storey wings, right one projecting forward of main block; cantilevered canopy extends width of front range from wing at right. Ground floor of all parts rusticated with horizontal brick bands; first floor of wings set back slightly over chamfered moulded brick band; wings and tower block banded horizontally at parapet level, and tower has plain parapet. Flat roof. Five pairs of glazed doors between round-ended piers set back beneath canopy. Main block behind has three vertical strips of 1-pane windows set in stepped brick panel. Tower has one set of double doors deeply recessed in plain opening: upper storeys relieved by parapet-height recessed panel divided by full-height vertical ribs. Shopfronts in the wings are framed in timber, and have recessed glazed doors with overlights and plate glass windows with transoms and integral blind boxes. On first floors, windows are grouped and banded between sill bands and soldier brick arches. Windows in rounded ends of both wings are curved on plan. All upper floor windows are metal-framed casements or pivoting lights. Left and right returns are articulated in full-height pilaster strips and have scattered fenestration. INTERIOR: not inspected. Noted to retain many original 'Art Deco' features, though many now hidden since conversion. Listing NGR: SE5975551429

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