Alpha to Odyssey: cinema history in St Albans

Does your institution run courses on FILM, ANIMATION and/or MEDIA?

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If so, why not purchase a copy of a short history of an English cinema which was amongst the first to show animated films made by the famous animator Arthur Melbourne-Cooper?

Alpha to Odyssey: a short history of a St Albans’ cinema, by Penny Dade. (ARLIS member and retired academic arts librarian) tells the story of this cinema which began life as the Alpha Picture Palace in 1908 and through many changes (including a major fire) was reborn in 1931, closed in 1995 and then brought back to life as an art deco single cinema and re-opened in 2014.
978-9931029-0-5.  Price £4.99. (P & P free)

Can be supplied to institutions’ suppliers or ordered directly from the author via email – penny.dade@hotmail.com.

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Odyssey Cinema just before the new name was erected in 2014. Photo (c) Penny Dade.

 

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