Offbeat Video

By Joe McFarlane


An urban explorer snuck into an abandoned Odeon Cinema and filmed a fascinating behind-the-scenes video.

Neil Ansell, 28, has a passion for exploring abandoned locations across the UK and Europe.

Travelling to Bournemouth for an expedition, Neil managed to get into an abandoned picture house.

Originally opening in 1929, Neil walked around the eerie cinema, with discarded posters, cut-outs and food littered throughout the complex.

This particular cinema has been closed since February 2017.

Entering the one-time bustling screens offered Neil a silent and nostalgic look back at the past.

He said: “I had never explored an abandoned Cinema before, so when I heard about it, I jumped at the chance.

“I was very excited to explore the cinema. The most nostalgic part was seeing the original woodwork behind one of the screens.”