Arguably the brand most synonymous with movies in the UK thanks to its long lineage and its iconic Piccadilly Circus location (where the majority of major film releases enjoy their UK premieres), ODEON is more than just a cinema. The brand itself is steeped in history, with a name derived from both the small screen American “Nickelodeon” cinemas and the Ancient Greek word for theatre. Company founder Oscar Deutsch swears the name is an acronym, standing for “Oscar Deutsch Entertains Our Nation,” but we like to think that's just 1930s media spin at work.
Today, 90 years after the first ODEON cinema was opened in the small, West Midlands town of Brierley Hill, the brand is the largest cinema chain in the country, with 122 locations in the UK and 11 in Ireland. The brand is still renowned, however, for its use of art deco interior designs, which were all the rage when the chain first launched in the 1930s but are a little harder to come by in the 21st century. The old-world character of the buildings in which they are based combined with the top-tier technology used in the cinemas themselves is what really helps ODEON stand head and shoulders above the competition.
ODEON is also a perfect partner for Teen Choice. Teenagers will often take any opportunity available to them to escape the clutches of their parents, and what better place to temporarily slink off into the shadows than the comforting glow of the silver screen? Teen Choice gift cards are also all about (as the name suggests) choice, and ODEON cinemas generally offer a far greater variety of movie options than their competitors. From explosive blockbusters to Oscar-winning dramas and the latest independent art house and foreign films, whatever brands of escapism your teenager's may favour, they won't be disappointed.
Why Choose Teen Choice?
Spending the balance of your Teen Choice gift card at an ODEON cinema is remarkably simple. Whether you're ordering your tickets online or in-store, simply use the gift card as you would any debit or credit card and the amount will be deducted from your balance. Whether you wish to pay part of the bill or the whole thing with your card is completely up to you. To find your local ODEON cinema, you can use our handy store finder tool, which allows you to input your location (via postcode or city) and search for your closest chain.
A Teen Choice gift card can be used at a variety of other major retail chains, all of which have been chosen to reflect the tastes of the typical modern teenager. From beauty, sport and fashion to music, food and film, every retail partner we work with offers something for the more discerning teen. It's this breadth of choice and the ease and quality of the service that makes the Teen Choice gift card the perfect gift for any teenagers who value their own choices and their own opinions. Sound like anyone you know?