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Explore #119: Odeon Cinema, Colchester, Essex – January 2015

After our all-too brief revisit to Severalls Asylum and a traditional post-explore breakfast at McDonald’s, we decided to pay an impromptu visit to this old cinema… History The Odeon cinema, formerly the Regal cinema, was built in 1931 and designed by well-known cinema architect Cecil Masey. As well as showing films the cinema also hosted live events, including the Rolling Stones who played two shows there in September 1964. In the 1970s it was known as the Odeon Film Centre,…

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Explore #17d (fourth revisit): Severalls Asylum, Colchester, Essex – January 2015

Just a very brief report this time… of what turned out to be a very brief revisit of Sevs – yes, we were busted within about 45 minutes by Michael the famous security guard! Please see my previous reports for the history and other photos of this Asylum… including the most comprehensive report from my first 8-hour visit in November 2013 and my revisit by moonlight in May 2014 for something a little different. Our Explore We arrived before dawn,…

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Explore #17c (third revisit, by moon and morning light): Severalls Asylum, Colchester, Essex – May 2014

Sevs holds a special place in the hearts of many Urban Explorers, including my own. Famed for its beautiful decaying corridors, morgue, peeling paint and Michael the legendary security guard it deserves more than one visit. After my epic 8-hour explore in November 2013 (see that report for full history and many of Sevs’ highlights), and the fun and festivities of ‘Santa Sevs’ in December 2013, it was time to pay the old girl a revisit. The plan this time…

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