Photographic Print

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Digital Media Bank ID: 16522
Description: B&W photographic print of interior of Odeon cinema in St George's Road, Kemp Town. Shows bomb damage after air raid of 14 September 1940. Hole in roof visible; large amount of debris covering seats. From the Local History collection. c.1940.
Categories: Timeline/ World War Two (1939-1945), Timeline/ 1940s, Learning Themes/ WW2, Learning Themes/ WW2/ Bomb Damage  

Copyright & Re-use

Credit Line: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Photographic Print
Title (of Artwork / Object): Photographic Print
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): 1940
Description (Object or Artwork): This black and white photographic print shows the interior of the Odeon cinema in St George's Road, Brighton. It shows bomb damage following the air raid of 14 September 1940. A large hole can be seen in the roof, and a large amount of debris covers the seats. This cinema was built in 1934 as part of Oscar Deutsch's Odeon chain. The bomb that damaged the cinema occured during one of the worst air raids suffered by Brighton during the Second World War, on 14 September 1940. 55 people were killed in this attack, including four children and two adults within the building. The cinema was quickly repaired and reopened later that year. It continued to operate until 1960. The building was then used as a bingo hall, before it became a social centre for a religious group known as the Bethany Fellowship. The building was eventually demolished in 1986, and the site was used for Cavendish Court, a complex of sheltered accommodation for the elderly.
Subject tags:
Brighton & Hove
Other Keywords: local history, social history, bomb, george, odeon, road, hole, damage, debris

File info

Original Filename: dmas_ha920146_d01_ab10.jpg
Size: 997.65 KB; 1747 x 1311 pixels; 148 x 111 mm (print at 300 DPI); 462 x 347 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: HA920146