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Old November 13th, 2006, 07:22 PM   #161
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Demolition of the Swiss Centre and Odeon begins March 2007.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 07:29 PM   #162
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Old November 13th, 2006, 07:51 PM   #163
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Londers, you should write in to the council urging support of the moving signs on the cinemas and modern buildings
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Old November 13th, 2006, 07:58 PM   #164
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Darjole are you talking about the black art deco style odeon ie: the main cinema in the square - surely that can't be demolised - the building and the cinema inside are fantastic.

As for the swiss centre - words can't really describe how crap the building is or the crap that it's full of.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 08:07 PM   #165
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The Odeon which is in the Swiss Centre.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 08:09 PM   #166
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There's a tiny Odeon inside the Swiss Centre as Darjole says. Are you positive that this is happening in March 2007 then?
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Old November 13th, 2006, 08:29 PM   #167
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o thats ok then knock it down as soon as possible please westminster
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Old November 14th, 2006, 04:30 AM   #168
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What's going where the Swiss Center is now?
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Old November 14th, 2006, 07:18 AM   #169
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LOL- Does anybody bother to read threads- Try the previous page if you want to know whats planned for the Swiss centre
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Old November 14th, 2006, 03:24 PM   #170
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The Odeon which is in the Swiss Centre.
thank goodness that is going too! £7 for a screen the size of the one your Aunt bought last Christmas
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Old November 14th, 2006, 04:09 PM   #171
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thank goodness that is going too! £7 for a screen the size of the one your Aunt bought last Christmas
and with fewer snacks avaialble than your aunt's fridge. Will not be missed.
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Old November 14th, 2006, 06:41 PM   #172
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..not to mention the lifts which broke down when we went there once!
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Old November 14th, 2006, 08:58 PM   #173
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Write to Westminster to push for Leicster square to be lit up, or just grin and bear it and do nothing. Up to you.
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Old November 14th, 2006, 11:54 PM   #174
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Darjole are you talking about the black art deco style odeon ie: the main cinema in the square - surely that can't be demolised - the building and the cinema inside are fantastic.

As for the swiss centre - words can't really describe how crap the building is or the crap that it's full of.
Just to make it clear, it is the Wardour Street Odeon in the Swiss Centre and not the Famous Leicester Square Odeon which is being demolished.

http://cinematreasures.org/theater/15714/
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Old November 15th, 2006, 07:43 PM   #175
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I agree though on the comments that it did actually show good films and therefore it is concerning that nothing will be replacing it
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Demolition of the Swiss Centre and Odeon begins March 2007.
Is this going ahead?
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 02:57 AM   #177
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Yeah this project is definitely going ahead. I thought the demolition was scheduled for this summer but if they've accelerated the timetable then so much the better. The Swiss Centre can't go soon enough! :-)
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 12:42 PM   #178
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Well it's not boarded up yet so I doubt much is happening in March.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 01:12 AM   #179
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The project dates from developer McAleer & Rushe are mid '07-mid '09. This is the attractive new hotel we're getting:

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Old March 5th, 2007, 01:22 AM   #180
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what's happening to the clock.
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