Definition of odeon in English:



  • 1

    variant spelling of odeum
  • 2A cinema.

    • ‘Bradford's former Odeon cinema will be replaced by an ‘iconic’ landmark building.’
    • ‘Sarah Flanagan said the Odeon was the closest cinema for many people.’
    • ‘Do you have any pictures of the Odeon in its early days, particularly of the cinema's interior?’
    • ‘Last night, Salisbury's Odeon cinema screened the first film in its short season of classics.’
    • ‘Festival screenings will be at the museum's three cinemas and at the Odeon, Thornbury.’
    • ‘I would like to return to a favourite theme - the future use of the famous Odeon cinema building in Ashburner Street.’
    • ‘The halls will be linked to Essex University's multi-million campus planned for the old Odeon cinema site.’
    • ‘The celebrations to mark the silver jubilee of the Odeon cinema in Skipton was held.’
    • ‘Five thousand fans lined the streets outside the Odeon cinema in London's Leicester Square for the film premiere.’
    • ‘Rank bought out Gaumont in the early 1960s and the cinema became an Odeon.’
    • ‘Many flashes blind us as we pull our picture poses and we walk on into the large gathering blocking the Odeon cinema entrance.’
    • ‘I can only assume Odeon's cinemas are too full and they're looking for ways to cut down on attendance levels.’
    • ‘A highlight of the visit was a trip to the Odeon to see Jacques Tati's film Mon Oncle.’
    • ‘Katie said she regularly crossed at the pelican crossing near the Odeon cinema where a black Fiat Punto struck her.’
    • ‘I don't think we need a new building because we've already got the former Odeon cinema which can fill the need.’
    • ‘These walks also made me realise how important it is that buildings such as Eastbrook Hall and the Odeon cinema are preserved.’
    • ‘On his way to the Odeon cinema one night, he spotted a poster in the Vicky Vaults advertising the contest.’
    • ‘Looking out across Leicester Square, he saw the Odeon was showing The Caine Mutiny.’
    • ‘There will be some special discount offers from the council to all Scouts and Cubs, and the Odeon cinema will also be putting up prizes.’
    • ‘He frequents the city centre around the Odeon cinema and Anlaby Road.’


From Greek ōideion, from ōidē song (see ode).