Odeon Cinema, Blackfen, 1951




The Plaza Cinema in Westwood Lane, Blackfen.

The cinema opened as the plaza on 26 July 1937 by the Blackfen Theatre Company. As an independent cinema away from the big circuits it was not able to show the latest films, but did change its programme twice a week.

It was finally demolished in 1962 and a Somerfield (formerly Safeway) supermarket now occupies the site.

Photograph taken on 2nd August 1951.

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