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  • Odeon. Life saver.
  • Screen 1 at Streatham Odeon is the only place to see a film in Streatham. It's spacious and has a huge screen.
  • There's only the Odeon left...It's expensive and not up to much...why not speak to that nice Chinese man on the corner with the DVDs
  • Odeon streatham up to nine screens
  • I can think of better venues than Streatham Odeon. Its not really about noisy rudegirls shrieking, nattering away and messing about with their phones when you're trying to enjoy a film.
  • Though I live in Streatham I'm more likely to go to the cinema in Croydon. The last film I saw at the Streat Odeon was the Exorcist a couple of years ago and the sniggering and chatting going on was a joke and the floor was covered in popcorn and cups. Great shame however that the ABC closed down, the listed 1930s lobby was definitely the most beautiful public interior in Streatham, it's a bit of a disgrace that it is no more.
  • The ABC shut some time ago, the Odeon is ok, with cheap nights on Tuesdays, but they show only the biggest blockbusters. On three screens at once sometimes. Better to go to the Ritzy in Brixton for a bit of variety
  • the odeon in streatham is soooo cool! about 8 screens!
  • some of the stuff here is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo old: RIGHT, the abc is long gone, the odeon is great really, buy on line with a card and you won't even have to queue.
  • The cinema shows awful mainstream American tripe most of the time. The audiences look like extras from David Lynch films and obviuosly live in pig stys as they have no concept of cleaning up after themselves. Go to Clapham picture house if you want to see anything intelligent
  • Odeon Streatham has now 8 screens and I was surprised to find out how little people know about this place! Worth a visit!
  • Streatham Odeon, audio system was awful!
  • Revamped odeon on the high road is fairly nice and not overpriced (6)
  • we've only got one cinema left - The Odeon - although they've refurbished it so it looks pretty good now.
  • The Odeon has just had a facelift but I've yet to check it out. The ABC is the mallest cinema I've ever been in.
  • The ABC was bought by the Odeon group and closed suddenly in January 2001. As with othe ABCs they have closes, Odeon have sold the site for redevelopment with a restrictive covenant to prevent reuse as a cinema. Write to the DTI and Competition Commission to complain about this monopolistic action!!! The long promised revamp of the Odeon is now underway (May 2001) to convert from five to eight screens. Plus point - the Egyptian foyers are being unveiled from behind the 60s suspended ceilings. Minus point - all the screens are smaller.
  • The ABC, not showing films anymore but has actually been converted into an all night rave! Something for those with stamina.
  • The ABC has now closed and the Odeon didn't start its renovation until the ABC was shut. So half the screens at the Odeon are shut as well! Don't watch a film here unless you ahve to, I have never been to a more noisy cinema in my life, full of trash.
  • The ABC (now owned by the Odeon chain) closed suddenly in January 2001. Local community groups are fighting to keep an entertainment use on the site. The Odeon have confirmed plans to split Odeon 1 (South London's largest screen into 3 cinemas) but they apparently have plans to reveal some of the 1930s Egyptian decor in the upper foyer.
  • The ABC is not that bad, and its cheap
  • Potters American Pool Club just behind the Bedford Pub on Streatham High Road is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. It has 13 pool tables, 10 snooker tables, big-screen entertainment showing digital music channels and live sport, and a licenced bar with 24 hour fast food. I know people from all over London who go there-especially students because it's such a cheap leisure pursuit compared to, say, bowling. Potters is a very C-O-O-O-L place to play or just hang out.
  • Would just like to add that the last few times I went to the Odeon there was a pigeon flying around like a mad thing, at one point he sat on the screen at the end of Russel Crows nose (wonder is there is a family connection), other than that its not bad, but the food is way too expensive.
  • The Odeon is OK, but the ABC is a fleapit.
  • I have a theory that as well as Cinema release and straight-to-video, there is a third category for film releases which fall some where between these two stools: straight to ABC Streatham.
  • Odeon 1 is the largest screeen in South London. It has a great audience atmosphere, especially during horror movies. There are evil rumours that the "refurbishment" of the Odeon involves carving this space up into more rabbit hutch sized spaces with screens not much bigger than a wide-screen TV.
  • Hi. Great website. I work at the Odeon Streatham, and at present it has 5 screens, but renovations are being planned for this September, hence we should have 8 screens, and even air-conditioning (gosh). It is rumoured that ABC will close once this happens. Will keep you informed.
  • 2.5 million Odeon upgrade, not bad.
  • Theres only one choice, forget the ABC in streatham because its abysmal, the Odeon is class with over 7 screens showing all the latest films, theres only 2 better cinemas in london, and thats suttons UCI, and Purleys Waner Village (Although the warner village is only slightly better).
  • The ABC has a certain poorly maintained, seen-better-days charm.
  • ABC and The Odeon- 8 screens in total
  • The ABC's a palace - a grand entrance hall in the old style - it's beautiful - and you have the whole place to yourself...

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Last updated: 2009-04-22

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