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.
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.
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."
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
Quality & Service
From greeting to goodbyes, our vision is to create inspiring experiences for every guest, at every stage of their journey with us. We do our very best to bring the magic of cinema to life through world-class service, facilities, films and retail products. And while we’re big on quality, we always remember the little details when it comes to making sure everyone’s experience shines.
Trust & Respect
We treat each other as we like to be treated ourselves, strengthening our business through our shared respect for the diversity of our people and cultures. We trust each other and do the right thing. That means offering a helping hand, keeping every interaction positive and doing what we say we’ll do. Respectful and reliable, we always keep our word and stick to our promises.
Fun & Passion
We’re seriously passionate about what we do. Brimming with energy and enthusiasm, we embrace bright ideas and bring fun and laughter to our experiences with guests and colleagues. From recommending something our guests will love, to jumping into a new challenge with our colleagues, we make every day enjoyable for everyone.
Co-operation & Accountability
Collaboration is in our nature. Working together as a Group, we take ownership of our actions and appreciate that taking care of guests and one another isn’t just a shared responsibility – it’s what gives us strength as one team. If an issue arises, we’ll try our best to fix it. And if someone needs a helping hand, we’ll be there to support them.
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.