Newcastle Odeon Refuses To Go Down Without A Fight

By Holly Brockwell on at

Newcastle's Pilgrim Street Odeon has taken its final curtain call – and went out in true dramatic style by collapsing into the road.

It's been undergoing demolition since January, the local Chronicle reports, but late last night decided it wasn't going without a bang. A big one, presumably, as its frontage wobbled and fell, blocking the road.

However, the cleanup effort has been swift and successful:

This is what the Odeon, formerly known as the Paramount, looked like in 1995:

Image: NewcastleLibraries via FlickrCC

We hear it's being replaced with a building called 'The Netflix.'

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