Oscar Deutsch Entertains Chester

Cinema, Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2AR

Tel: 01244 409113

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About Us

The ODEON cinemas are iconic examples of '30’s Britain. Designed with a flourish of Art Deco and the modernism of Bauhaus, the ODEON’s also carried a social imperative. Storyhouse itself was originally an ODEON (1936) and part of a cinema network of over 250 that the Birmingham entrepreneur Oscar Deutsch built across the UK in that decade aided by the Birmingham architect, Harry Weedon.

So successful was Oscar Deutsch's endeavour that the ODEON was known acronymically as 'Oscar Deutsch Entertains Our Nation.'

Oscar Deutsch had originally in the '20’s been engaged with two other young Birmingham men in a film distribution company, Victory Motion Pictures: Michael Balcon (later to become the UK's most successful film producer) and Victor Saville (who became an Oscar winning director in Hollywood).

Roger Shannon, Professor of Film at Edge Hill University, will discuss how Oscar Deutsch, with others, entertained our nation, including Chester, whilst helping to create a national film industry.

What better place could there be for this talk during Chester Heritage Festival than Storyhouse’s cinema? If you would like to see more of this building and how it is used today, do join one of the Storyhouse Tours during the Festival.

Guide Prices

£4 booked in advance at www.storyhouse.com.

Opening Times

Oscar Deutsch Entertains Chester (26 June 2019)
DayTimes
Wednesday18:00

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Tel: 01244 409113

Tel: 01244 409113

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