Plaza Cinema, Blackfen, 1937



The opening of the Plaza Cinema, later the Odeon, in Westwood Lane, Blackfen.

The cinema opened 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 the 26th July 1937, donated by Kentish Times.

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