Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cinema Odeon

Car park, former Odeon movie theatre, LivornoThe “Cinema Odeon” was one of the best movie theaters in town: I saw “Jaws” there and a few others movies of the time. Now only the front hall of the cinema still exists, the rest was replaced by a multi-level car park.Car park, former Odeon movie theatre, LivornoThe cost of the structure is already around 20 million Euro and to make this eyesore even more conspicous it has been painted blue. The parking garage borders with the Old English Cemetery and the Waldensian church.

See also: Odeon Parking - Odeon Parking, Sardi Street - Old English Cemetery - Waldensian church

18 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Progress? Sometimes I wonder.

Traveling Hawk said...

Unfortunately, in many parts of the world I have seen this phenomenon. We are more and more by day, we need space to expand ourselves and this is done on behalf of the old good things we know...Sad!

ρομπερτ said...

oh !


daily athens

Theanne and Baron said...

I'm sad to learn that this kind of thing also happens in Italy...so many people and no place to park...the ambiance of the old goes away to make way for a parking garage! The blue does rather stand out doesn't it!

Farmchick said...

Yet another parking garage....not so great. And that wild looking blue at that!

Randy said...

They did this to my favorite movie theater in Phoenix just before I moved here.

Dina said...

Odeon--hey, I know that word from archaeology in Israel!
If only the ancient Roman builders could see what your modern Odeon is and was used for.

MaCoBra said...

Nice modern building for Livorno.. !
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Gunn said...

Well, I have seen worse, - even in my city.

Small City Scenes said...

What makes developers think the way they do??? MB

Birdman said...

What a great color for so pedestrian a building. Ya, progress... not!

Halcyon said...

Hmmmm.... not sure what to say about this. It does look extremely ug and does not seem to fit with the surroundings.

Kaori said...

I like blue...but I don't know about this building :-D

joo said...

It's a shame. Such a nice building!

Arianna said...

Purtroppo questo mostro non è il primo e non sarà neanche l'ultimo...:( bè, buon fine settimana! Arianna

Steffe said...

Sorry to hear that.

Cezar and Léia said...

Ahh it's a pity.In Brazil it happens as well but in most cases the old cinemas are today housing some religion temple and so on.
Léia

JM said...

The Cinema Odeon in Lisbon, where I watched many movies in my youth, is falling apart. I don't know how it looks now as I haven't been in that street for a long time. It's a shame!