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Odeon Theatre

Odeon Theatre

Odeon Theatre

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Screens: Single Screen

Style: Art Deco

Function: Movies (East Indian), Shopping Center

Chain: Independent

Description: Built by the Cathay Organization in 1936, the Odeon Cinema was an expression of the links between the innovations of cinematography and Art Deco.

AO Coltman was the architect and Steen Sehested prepared the reinforced concrete design. The building featured new safety designs such as emergency lighting and fire prevention systems for the projector room. State-of-the-art ventilation grills and exhaust fans enhanced air circulation. The foyers were laid with locally produced rubber flooring.

There are strong Art Deco elements such as the lettering style of the cinema name, vertical pylons and flagpoles. Above the entrance, a horizontal beam, embellished with a mosaic depicting drama, comedy and music, intersects the strong vertical mullions. On the side fašade, 'ribs' create a vertical rhythm.


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Near BY:

airport melancholy-0.6 km
KUL - Kuala Lumpur Airport-1.3 km
Kuala Lumpur Railway Station's wing-2.0 km
MiCasa All Suites Hotel-0.1 km
The old Railway Station-2.6 km
Pasarakyat Bus Terminal-1.5 km
Aeroline bus station-0.8 km
Maybank Bus Station-2.6 km
1st ROUTE 2 BUS STATION-1.5 km
PNB Darby Park Executive Suites Kuala Lumpur Hotel-0.3 km
View From Hotel Sampang Park-0.3 km
Rafflesia Red Carpet @ Istana Hotel-0.3 km
Hotel Suitestay-0.5 km