ODEON Cinemas date back to the 1930s

ODEON has been at the forefront of innovation since our founder, entrepreneur Oscar Deutsch opened the first ODEON cinema in Birmingham in 1930.

ODEON today

Now with more than 120 cinemas and over 950 screens in the UK & Ireland, ODEON is the leading exhibitor, committed to investing in cutting edge technology and comfort to create the ultimate experience for our guests – from luxury reclining seats and immersive screens with premium sight and sound, to our delicious food and beverage offers.

ODEON has come to be synonymous with cinema and even features in the New Oxford Dictionary definition of cinema.

With more than 5,400 colleagues employed across the UK & Ireland, ODEON was placed number 25 in the Sunday Times 30 Best Big Companies to Work For 2017 and in the top 20 of Ireland's Great Places to Work 2017.

ODEON Cinemas Group

ODEON is part of ODEON Cinemas Group, Europe’s largest cinema operator, which hosts more than 115m guests each year in more than 360 cinemas across 14 European countries.

360+ Cinemas


2,900+ Screens


14 European Countries


2.2M Guests per Week

In 2016, ODEON Cinemas Group was acquired by AMC Theatres, creating the largest movie exhibition company in the world with over 1,000 theatres and 11,000 screens globally.

"At ODEON Cinemas Group, we recognise our colleagues make all the difference, which is why we show our commitment to our people through structured learning and development opportunities, and deserving reward and recognition."

MD, Mark Way

There is much to be proud of here at ODEON and so much more to discover about our exciting business as Your Incredible Journey with us unfolds.


To create inspiring entertainment experiences for every guest


With almost 11,500 colleagues working for ODEON Cinema Group, our mission, vision and values are the golden threads that runs throughout everything we do.

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