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Odeon Theatres

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1930 Oscar Deutsch was chairman of Odeon Theatres.

1937 Odeon Theatres Limited became a public company

1939 J. Arthur Rank joined the board of Odeon Theatres Ltd[1]

1947 the new name J. Arthur Rank Organisation was used to describe the organisation which included Odeon Theatres Ltd, Gaumont British Picture Corporation and many subsidiary and associated companies[2]

1955 Company name changed from Odeon Theatre Limited to Rank Organisation Ltd[3] which included Odeon Associated Theatres Ltd and Odeon Properties Ltd

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times 7 January 1939
  2. The Times 25 March, 1947
  3. The Times, 10 October 1955