Throughout the heyday of the cinema, the 1930s and the 1940s, the Lido was very popular with Hove cinemagoers and was nearly always full. After its acquisition by the Odeon Group the name was changed to the Odeon, Hove. By the end of the 1950s, however, audiences dwindled and after a very brief spell again as an Ice Rink it finally became a tenpin bowling alley, called the Hove Bowl, for the last few years of its life. In 1969, after standing for only 40 years, the entire building and the two cottages were demolished for complete redevelopment. Rear View, from the Drive across the bowling green. Date – 2 March 1969.

Image Reference: JG_14_063.tif
Date: 1969
Image Details: Original monochrome print
Size of Original: 153x109
Place: Hove
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