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Odeon cinema to close its doors
Odeon Cinema in Jersey
Staff were told of the closure on Tuesday
The Odeon cinema in Jersey is to close on Thursday - the second cinema to shut in the island in a week.

Last week, the Cine Centre in St Helier closed to make way for a new island medical centre.

Now the Odeon in Bath Street has confirmed it will screen its last films in Jersey on Thursday because bosses say it is not commercially viable.

The cinema has been offering half-price tickets on all showings for more than a year because of increased competition.

New lease

Staff at the four-screen Odeon were told on Tuesday that they were being made redundant.

The 1952 building which houses the Odeon was sold to C Le Masurier in June for 500,000.

Then the Odeon said a two-year lease had been signed on the site of special interest.

The two closures mean the only cinema left on the island is the 12-screen Cineworld complex on Jersey's Waterfront.


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