Dome Repairs Update

This morning BORG were contacted by a local radio station who wanted to know what the situation was with the outstanding repair work that has still to be applied to the corroded steel in the Odeon’s domes. BORG were made aware that these works are about to be actively addressed a few weeks ago but [...]

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Channel 4′s Restoration Man, George Clarke visits Bradford’s Amazing Space!

“I THINK IT WOULD BE BRILLIANT FOR BRADFORD TO KEEP THE ODEON!” (George Clarke, 3rd July 2014) Channel 4′s Restoration Man, and presenter of ‘Amazing Spaces’ George Clarke, has maintained a personal interest in the Bradford Odeon for a couple of years after an ongoing dialogue with Matt Shaw of BORG. The renowned architect and [...]

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WHO YA GONNA CALL?

(Bradford Odeon advert – December 1984) The Ghostbuster season at the Odeon throughout Christmas 1984 almost evokes as many magic memories as the Star Wars mirror ball once did. Who could ever forget the frenzy created by the cinema’s staff before the film’s screening as its theme blasted out of the speakers in Odeon 2?  [...]

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Architects Journal report on Odeon EOI

Below is the recent report from Architects Journal for those that do not have access to the site…  Revealed: Images of shortlisted schemes for revamped Bradford Odeon 22 June, 2014 | By Laura Mark The concept designs by the two teams vying to transform Bradford’s empty Odeon cinema have gone on public display   London’s Tim Ronalds Architects [...]

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BORG’S Latest void adventures!

BORG were delighted to be reacquainted with some rarely seen original features from the New Victoria days during their latest site visit yesterday (Thursday). We were further delighted to be introduced to other long-forgotten pockets of the old theatre for the first time that are also hidden away in the same void…  More new photos [...]

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Take a look at Odeon proposals

The public is being invited to study the two submissions for redeveloping the Odeon in Bradford city centre. An exhibition is being held in the City Park pavilion building on Thursday, June 19, between 12 noon and 7pm. People will get the chance to have a closer look and speak to those behind the two [...]

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Dynamo goes to the pictures…

“Magician Impossible” Dynamo paid a nostalgic visit to the Bradford Odeon building this morning. The internationally-renowned illusionist, originally from the Delph Hill area of the city, had approached Bradford Council to request a personal site visit to the former cinema which still provides happy childhood memories for the superstar.  Dynamo’s production crew were also present [...]

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Gareth Gates backs Bradford Live’s Proposal for the Odeon.

BORG’s secretary Mark Nicholson’s adulation of Elvis Presley is hardly a secret to anyone, nor is his admiration for local lad Gareth Gates. Mark even sang alongside Gareth at Skegness in 2012 (above). Following the recent endorsement of Bradford Live’s plans by John Newman and Embrace, Mark forwarded details of Lee Craven’s proposal to Gareth Gates [...]

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Odeon Salvage Visit Photo’s

We have pleasure in showing a selection of images taken by Vicky Leith on our recent visit inside Bradford Odeon to recover items of historical significance. Boilers in the cleaned out basement Water-damaged ballroom access corridor Store room with read-o-graph letters Chick flick? Original theatre staircase Original New Vic/Gaumont projection room Long-forgotten projection room fixtures [...]

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BORG RESCUES ODEON HISTORY

Members of the Bradford Odeon Rescue Group were granted access to the Odeon building today (Wednesday 14th May 2014) following an approach that had been recently made to Bradford Council by Mark Nicholson, the group’s secretary and media spokesperson. “When I was informed that parts of the Odeon’s interior were going to be stripped out [...]

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