Odeon Parade Isleworth Illustrated Card
This card features Odeon Parade in Isleworth (formerly the Odeon Theatre and latterly Isleworth Studios) created exclusively by Charlotte Berridge.
All my cards are printed on 300gsm recycled card, supplied with a recycled envelope. They are carefully hand packaged in a biodegradable cellophane bag. Each folded card measures approx 105mm wide x 148mm tall.
All cards are blank inside for your own message.
A LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT THIS BUILDING
The Odeon Theatre opened in 1935 It was the third Odeon Theatre that architect George Coles had designed for Oscar Deutsch and his blossoming Odeon Theatres circuit. The curved entrance looked particulary striking at night when the original bands of neon tube lighting was switched on. An early casualty of dwindling audiences due to TV, it closed in 1957. The theatre was converted into a film studio known as Isleworth Studios, which concentraterd mainly on making advertising films.
The film studio moved out in 2001 and the auditorium was demolished in May 2002. Thankfully this front entrance was retained and incorporated into a new block of flats that was built in 2003.
Like many Art Deco cinemas & buildings in the area, it lost its sparkle but I’m hopeful you’ll notice these gems more and appreciate the history that surrounds our everyday lives.