Shame of the Odeon

The Odeon Cinema in Lewes.
The Odeon Cinema in Lewes.

THE old Odeon Cinema in Cliffe High Street, Lewes, was finally demolished in the 1980s. Or was it the 70s? It took so long to get rid of the empty eyesore that protesters painted ‘Shame’ on its frontage, as can be seen in this Express photograph of the time.

The Odeon was the better of Lewes’s two cinemas, the other being the De Luxe. Neither of them survived the advent of television.

The Odeon site became houses and shops.