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Press
The Odeon
2006
Press article from the Manchester Evening News announcing the demolition of The Odeon.

The developer promises the proposed building (a 14 storey office block) will 'outshine the old picture house'.

Can't wait....
Artefact added : 5th June 2007
by 1963
mat Says –
another great building and historic venue being closed down only to reappear as flats. when is the council going to stop this?
money talks....
jsz Says –
tinyurl.com/ybc2vb (link now invalid)

.....and this is coming in it's place!!
mat Says –
there used to be a big venue opposite this too i think... anyone remember?
jsz Says –
are you thinking of Rotters? That was further down opposite Jilly's.
Tony/Longfella Says –
Anyone rememebr the brilliant record shop behind Rotters? I knew it as Yanks, it ended up as Power Cuts. A freezing, bare cellar but brilliant stock and how-do-they-do-it prices and queue-round-the-block sales.
1963 Says –
ah yes Yanks, I spent many an hour in there...think they used to import U.S. stock as damaged goods to get round some tax issues or other, as every album would have a hole drilled through the label or the album cover would have the corner cut off..got some great stuff in there dirt cheap over the years
mat Says –
a great shop! i heard that morrissey had a job in yanks once. i bought my stone roses lp in there as well as many others. the name 'power cuts' came from a competition to come up with a name- the winner got £100 of records i think. bloody awful name.
jsz Says –
I think they had to give up because they could no longer get a good supply of 'cut-outs' from the warehouses in the states.
jsz Says –
I suspect this redevelopment has now been shelved thanks to the recession.
COMMENT ADDED 27th January 2009
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