Latest news on the Odeon

VIDEO: Take a look inside the Odeon as decorative ballroom ceiling unseen for 50 years is revealed

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The old bingo room

6:29am Friday 10th October 2014

A DECORATIVE ballroom ceiling unseen for 50 years has just been uncovered by workmen clearing the former Bradford Odeon building.

Fate of Bradford's Odeon will be decided by end of year

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gideon Seymour (left) and Lee Craven, from rival organisations Bradford One and Bradford Live, who are battling it out to redevelop Bradford's former Odeon

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

The future of the former Odeon building in Bradford city centre will be decided before the year is out.

Bradford Beck call

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Friends of Bradford’s Becks chairman, Barney Lerner, at Bradford Beck

10:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Bradford Beck should be opened up to the air as it flows through the Odeon site, according to the chairman of a waterways group.

Council set to complete £1 deal for Odeon

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The former Odeon cinema in Bradford city centre

6:00am Friday 4th October 2013

Interested parties will soon be able to submit their ideas for the future of Bradford’s former Odeon cinema, as its transfer into Bradford Council’s ownership is nearly complete.

Bradford One group showcases £20m Odeon concert venue plan

9:00am Monday 15th July 2013

A group that hopes to bring Bradford’s former Odeon building back to life revealed plans for a live music venue at a day of free concerts yesterday.

EXCLUSIVE: Council to bid to buy Odeon and old police station for £1 each - if £4.1m for maintenance is paid

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The former Odeon cinema in Bradford

7:00am Tuesday 5th March 2013

Two prime city centre sites, the former Odeon cinema and the old Tyrls police station, could be transferred to Bradford Council’s ownership for the grand total of £2, the Telegraph & Argus can reveal today.

Bradford Council offered The Odeon for just £1

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The former Odeon building in Bradford which has been offered to the Council for £1

7:00am Friday 26th October 2012

The owner of the mothballed former Odeon cinema has offered to sell it to Bradford Council for the peppercorn price of £1.

Pictures reveal decrepit state of former Odeon building

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Officials and workers inside the building

8:00am Monday 15th October 2012

The terminal physical decline of Bradford’s former Odeon cinema has been temporarily halted but the building will need a miracle cure to save it for the long term. Telegraph & Argus reporter Chris Tate and photographer Mike Simmonds were given an exclusive tour inside.

Bradford Council to meet Government agency over Odeon plans

7:00am Saturday 22nd September 2012

Bradford Council bosses are expected to meet the Government agency which owns the city’s Odeon building to agree the way forward after a long-standing deal to redevelop the site was cancelled.

'All viable options open' after Odeon deal collapses

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: HCA executive director David Curtis at the Odeon site in Bradford

7:00am Friday 21st September 2012

A key city centre site is once again up for grabs after the dramatic collapse of a long-standing deal to redevelop the former Odeon.

Odeon decision 'could be good for the city'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Conservative spokesman on the Council, Coun Rebecca Poulsen

7:00am Friday 21st September 2012

Politicians within the district have reacted positively to the announcement by the HCA yesterday over the Odeon’s future.

Langtree 'simply could not sign up to Section 106 agreement' in economic climate

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Langtree Group chief executive John Downes

7:00am Friday 21st September 2012

The chief executive of Langtree Group, John Downes (left), has said that, while commercial realities were a major impediment to the New Victoria Place scheme getting off the ground, there were additional legal complexities that led to the HCA’s decision.

The massive task facing any developer of the Odeon

7:00am Friday 21st September 2012

Any scheme to bring the former Odeon building back into use will require a major engineering project at huge cost, according to experts.

Money still the key to Odeon fate

11:08am Friday 21st September 2012

Former US president Bill Clinton once famously said: “It’s the economy, stupid” – and that, of course, is the real reason why the redevelopment of the former Odeon site has gone back to the drawing board today after 12 wasted years.

Langtree development scheme for Bradford Odeon scrapped

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford’s former Odeon cinema

11:15am Thursday 20th September 2012

Plans to redevelop Bradford’s Odeon site and create offices, a hotel and apartments in its place have been scrapped as the owner of the building has decided to pull the plug on the development.


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