Photographic Print

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2011-08-19 19:14:00.0
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Digital Media Bank ID: 16539
Description: Monochrome photographic print of Kemp Town Odeon cinema, St George's Road, Brighton. View of front of cinema shortly before reopening on 26 December 1940 after bomb damage. Sign advertises showing of Bing Crosby's 'Road To Singapore'. December 1940.
Categories: Collections / Local & Social History, 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 Kemp Town Odeon cinema in St George's Road, Brighton. It is a view of the front of the cinema, shortly before it reopened after bomb damage during the Second World War. 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, 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 on Boxing Day of 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, kemp town, george, st george, road to singapore, bing crosby, bomb, damage

File info

Original Filename: dmas_ha920157_d01_ab10.jpg
Size: 1.83 MB; 3442 x 2633 pixels; 291 x 223 mm (print at 300 DPI); 911 x 697 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: HA920157