Odeon Clacton-On-Sea, 1936
One of Oscar Deutsch’s original Odeon theaters, this was relocated in the British resort town of Clacton-On-Sea. The entire facade of the building was clad in cream-colored faience tile on the exterior arranged in a basket weave pattern. Note there’s not a window anywhere and with its flat-topped tower and massive size it readily dominated the landscape, looking about twenty years too soon from the rest of 1930’s architecture. A true knockout of theatre architecture. The Odeon Clacton was demolished in 1990.
(Photo from the Cinema Treasures website)