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The Odyssey
The Odyssey Cinema opened on the London Road in 2015 and is St Albans' only dedicated cinema. 

It was restored to its original glory by a combination of voluntary donation and investment.
 

What's on at the Odyssey


  • Tue 17 Oct - The Big Sick (HOH) (15)

    12:00 PM

    Run time: 119 mins This screening is subtitled for the Hard of Hearing. The same format applies but with Closed Caption subtitles along the bottom of the screen. All are welcome! Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. The Big Sick is directed by Michael Showalter and produced by Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 119 mins Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. The Big Sick is directed by Michael Showalter and produced by Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel. Find out more...

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  • Wed 18 Oct - Final Portrait (15)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 90 mins In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures Lord, will take only a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord agrees. So begins not only the story of a touching and offbeat friendship, but, seen through the eyes of Lord, a uniquely revealing insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and, at times, downright chaos of the artistic process. FINAL PORTRAIT is a bewitching portrait of a genius, and of a friendship between two men who are utterly different, yet increasingly bonded through a single, ever-evolving act of creativity. It is a film which shines a light on the artistic process itself, by turns exhilarating, exasperating and bewildering, questioning whether the gift of a great artist is a blessing or a curse. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 113 mins Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. Find out more...

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  • Thu 19 Oct - Wind River (15)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 107 mins Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) is a wildlife officer who finds the body of an 18-year-old woman on an American Indian reservation in snowy Wyoming. When the autopsy reveals that she was raped, FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) arrives to investigate. Teaming up with Lambert as a guide, the duo soon find that their lives are in danger while trying to solve the mystery of the teen’s death. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 122 mins Best friends Ryan, Sasha, Lisa and Dina are in for the adventure of a lifetime when they travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Along the way, they rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their wild side by doing enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. Join Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish and Queen Latifah on a once-in-a-lifetime ‘Girls Trip’ to New Orleans. Find out more...

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  • Fri 20 Oct - Logan Lucky (12A)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 119 mins ‘Logan Lucky’ is a madcap heist comedy directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Daniel Craig about the Logan siblings – Jimmy, Clyde and Mellie – who try to pull off an elaborate heist during a NASCAR race. It probably won’t go well.   Trying to reverse their family’s curse, and hopefully get rich while they’re at it, they’re going to attempt the robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race. But their run of bad luck doesn’t look likely to end any time soon… Find out more...

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  • 2:00 PM

    Run time: 97 mins Maurice may look like a penguin – but he’s a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he’s the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, The Jungle Bunch, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle, as his mother did before him. But Igor, an evil koala, wants to destroy the jungle once and for all, helped by his army of silly baboons… The Jungle Bunch – to the rescue. Find out more...

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  • Sun 22 Oct - Our Last Tango (S) (12A)

    1:00 PM

    Run time: 84 mins Subtitled Executive produced by Wim Wenders, Our Last Tango tells the life and love story of Argentina’s most famous tango dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, who met as teenagers and danced together for nearly fifty years until a painful separation tore them apart. Relaying their story to a group of young tango dancers and choreographers from Buenos Aires, their story of love, hatred and passion is transformed into unforgettable tango-choreographies.!!!We are delighted to present local Argentine Tango dancers ‘Twilight Milongas’ who will be taking to our stage before and after the screening!!!Please take your seats or join us downstairs from:12.45pm on Sunday 22ndor 6.45pm on Monday 23rd. Find out more...

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  • 5:00 PM

    Run time: 99 mins Fritz Lang’s influential German science-fiction film presents a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. When the privileged youth Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) discovers the grim scene under the city, he becomes intent on helping the workers. He befriends the rebellious teacher Maria (Brigitte Helm), but this puts him at odds with his authoritative father, leading to greater conflict. Find out more...

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  • Mon 23 Oct - Captain Underpants (U)

    12:00 PM

    Run time: 89 mins George Beard (Kevin Hart) and Harold Hutchins (Thomas Middleditch) are two overly imaginative pranksters who spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books. When their mean principal threatens to separate them into different classes, the mischievous boys accidentally hypnotize him into thinking that he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants (Ed Helms). Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 109 mins Victorian London is gripped with fear as a serial killer is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in the blood of his victims. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare (Bill Nighy), a seasoned detective who has a sneaking suspicion that he’s being set up to fail. Faced with a long list of suspects, Kildare must rely on help from a witness to stop the murders and bring the maniac to justice. Find out more...

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  • Thu 26 Oct - Coraline (PG)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 100 mins While exploring her new home, a girl named Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discovers a secret door, behind which lies an alternate world that closely mirrors her own but, in many ways, is better. She rejoices in her discovery, until Other Mother (Teri Hatcher) and the rest of her parallel family try to keep her there forever. Coraline must use all her resources and bravery to make it back to her own family and life. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 124 mins Since she was a little girl, Sook-hee was raised to be a deadly assassin. She gladly accepts the chance to start a new life when South Korea’s Intelligence Agency recruits her as a sleeper agent, with the promise of complete freedom after ten years of service.But soon after taking on her new identity as Chae Yeon-soo, a 27-year-old theatre actress, she begins to realize that for someone who has lived as a killer her entire life, normal is no easy task.When two men from her past suddenly appear in her new life, it unlocks dark secrets that should’ve stayed hidden, and the fallout is swift and explosive.**PLEASE NOTE: THIS FILM WILL BE SUBTITLED** Find out more...

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  • Fri 27 Oct - Mother! (18)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 121 mins From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), Mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice. A couple live in their perfect house – but with the arrival of strangers, things turn very, very strange. Aronofsky takes home invasion to a new level in this much-anticipated return to form. Find out more...

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  • 2:00 PM

    Run time: 85 mins The plucky characters from a series of animated shorts, Wallace (Peter Sallis) and his dog, Gromit, make their feature debut here. After starting a pest control business, the duo soon lands a job from the alluring Lady Tottington (Helena Bonham Carter) to stop a giant rabbit from destroying the town’s crops. Both Wallace and the stuffy Victor (Ralph Fiennes) vie for the lady’s affections. If Wallace wants to please his pretty client, and best Victor, he needs to capture that pesky bunny. Find out more...

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  • Sat 28 Oct - IT (15)

    7:00 PM

    Run time: 135 mins Based on Stephen King’s terrifying novel, seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare – an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.Starring Bill Skarsgård, Sophia Lillis and Finn Wolfhard. Find out more...

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  • 1:00 PM

    Run time: 112 mins In this heartwarming true story, Abdul Karim (Bollywood star Ali Fazal) arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria (Dame Judi Dench) questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity. Also featuring comedian Eddie Izzard as The Prince of Wales, returning to serious acting, and Sir Michael Gambon (the Harry Potter series) this all-star cast fantastically tell a less-well known but inspiring story. Directed by Stephen Frears (working with Dench again following the award-winning ‘Philomena’) this surprisingly funny film will leave you even more in admiration of the natiional icon. *Please note the screening on Monday 20th November at 2pm will have Hard of Hearing subtitles. The same format applies but with closed captions along the bottom of the screen. Find out more...

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  • Tue 31 Oct - American Werewolf in London (15)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 93 mins The classic horror film is back for a spooky Halloween night treat… David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne), two American college students, are backpacking through Britain when a large wolf attacks them. David survives with a bite, but Jack is brutally killed. As David heals in the hospital, he’s plagued by violent nightmares of his mutilated friend, who warns David that he is becoming a werewolf. When David discovers the horrible truth, he contemplates committing suicide before the next full moon causes him to transform from man to murderous beast. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 141 mins Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman — an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the eagerly-awaited sequel to the smash hit original, our heroes team up with their American counterpart, Statesman, to defeat a ruthless common enemy. Starring Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Channing Tatum and Julianne Moore. Find out more...

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  • Mon 06 Nov - Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 107 mins Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie star in the untold true story of A. A. Milne, whose young son was the inspiration for the tales of Winnie the Pooh and the Hundred Acre Wood. The real-life Christopher Robin’s toys gave Milne the ideas that would become Pooh Bear, Piglet, and Eeyore. But after the family is swept up in the huge, global success of the books, what will be the cost of their newfound fame? Find out more...

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  • 11:00 AM

    Run time: 97 mins This screening is hosted in collaboration with St Albans ME Group.All tickets are priced at £5.If you are visiting the cinema for the first time for this screening please call our box office – 01727 453088 to book and a member of the team can assist you with the most suitable seating for your needs.Twenty-eight year-old Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard and months away from marrying the love of her life when she gets a mysterious fever that leaves her so ill she can’t stand, confined to her bed, often in excruciating pain, and looking for answers.Disbelieved by doctors and determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and her community, a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Unrest is, at its core, a love story. How Jen and her new husband forge their relationship while dealing with her mysterious illness is at once heartbreaking, inspiring and funny. Find out more...

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  • Fri 10 Nov - Raging Bull (1980) (18)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 129 mins Robert De Niro’s intense portrayal of middleweight boxer Jake ‘The Bronx Bull’ LaMotta earned him his second Oscar and marked the zenith in his collaboration with director Martin Scorsese; delivering with shuddering effect a pummeling assault on the senses and arguably the greatest sports film ever made. Scorsese’s masterpiece brings his amazing career to life. Join us at The Odyssey to celebrate this cinematic masterpiece and the incredible life of LaMotta who sadly passed away in September. Find out more...

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  • 2:00 PM

    Run time: 104 mins ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’ is a musical fantasy that follows the animated adventures of the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity – as they try to save Ponyville. When a mysterious, dark force threatens their home, they have no choice but to journey to the end of Equestria in an attempt to save it, making amazing, new friends and overcoming dangerous challenges along the way. Starring Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth and Sia as Songbird Serenade, performing her hit song. Find out more...

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  • Mon 13 Nov - The Mountain Between Us (12A)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 112 mins Directed by Academy Awards nominee Hany Abu-Assad and starring Academy Awards winner Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, two strangers must forge a connection in order to make it home. After barely surviving a dramatic plane crash and finding themselves stranded, they have to battle the extreme elements of remote snow covered mountains, and the pair’s own differences and fears. When they truly realize help is not coming, they begin to understand that they absolutely need each other. They embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of freezing, perilous wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 88 mins Emily Beecham stars as Daphne, a young woman caught up in the daily rush of her restaurant job and a nightlife kaleidoscope of new faces. When she saves the life of a shopkeeper stabbed in a failed robbery, the impenetrable armour she wears to protect herself begins to crack, and she is forced to confront the inevitability of a much-needed change in her life. Find out more...

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  • Tue 14 Nov - The Party (15)

    12:00 PM

    Run time: 71 mins Janet has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Featuring an all-star cast including Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patrcia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cillian Murphy, Emily Mortimer and Cherry Jones, The Party is a witty, sharp and very funny new comedy that will be an unmissable date for everyone’s diary. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 115 mins The Hitman’s Bodyguard is an action comedy about the world’s top protection agent and his new client: a notorious hitman. They’ve been on opposite ends of a bullet for years but now must come together for 24 hours to get from England to The Hague. The only thing standing in their way is the murderous dictator who uses his power to create trouble for the pair at every stop along their way. A hilarious new comedy from Patrick Hughes, starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman. Find out more...

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  • Sat 18 Nov - Lego Ninjago Movie (U)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 101 mins The latest adventure in the animated LEGO franchise, ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ stars Dave Franco, Michael Pena and the legendary Jackie Chan as Wu. Led by kung fu master Wu, this powerful but undisciplined group must learn to pull together and work as a team if they are to defeat Garmadon, in the ultimate battle of mech versus mech and father versus son. Find out more...

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  • 7:00 PM

    Run time: 117 mins ‘Breathe’ tells the extraordinary true story of Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), an upper-class young, daring man whose life was changed forever after polio left him paralysed at the age of 28. Unable to move from the neck down and given only three months to live, he became a pioneering advocate for disabled people. He and his wife Diana (played by Claire Foy, ‘The Crown’) travelled the world in an inspiring and enlightening journey, trying to improve and transform the lives of other people like Robin. ‘Breathe’ is the directorial debut of Andy Serkis, English actor and film motion capture pioneer, and opened the BFI London Film Festival as a beacon for remarkable British talent. Find out more...

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  • Sun 19 Nov - Loving Vincent (12A)

    5:00 PM

    Run time: 93 mins The first fully painted feature film, ‘Loving Vincent’ explores the mind of one of the world’s greatest artists and stars Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan and Chris O’Dowd. He is believed to have killed himself, but he seemingly went from completely calm to suicidal in just a few short weeks. In van Gogh’s own style of painting, we go along on an exploration into his extraordinary life and mysterious death. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 92 mins Subtitled Zambian-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni is set to make her mark on British cinema with her groundbreaking first feature, I Am Not a Witch. When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom. Find out more...

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  • Thu 23 Nov - In Between (S) (15)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 102 mins Subtitled Maysaloun Hamoud’s ‘In Between’ follows the lives of three strong, independent minded Israeli-Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves ‘in between’ the free and unfettered lives they’re aspiring to lead and the restrictions still imposed on them by a the country and their families. Starring Mouna Hawa, Shaden Kanboura and Sana Jammelieh. Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    Run time: 163 mins The long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s science fiction masterpiece takes us back to the dark future of the original to find a new blade runner, Officer K, searching for the missing Rick Deckard. ‘Blade Runner 2049’ brings Harrison Ford back to his iconic role, and sees the acclaimed director of ‘Arrival’ put his stamp on the dystopian cyberpunk future. Also starring Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas and Jared Leto. Find out more...

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  • Mon 27 Nov - Buena Vista Social Club (1999) (U)

    7:30 PM

    Run time: 105 mins SubtitledWhen Ry Cooder gathered together the legends of Cuban Jazz for a unprecedented collaborative effort, the Buena Vista Social Club was born. Wim Wenders’ documentary profiles the remarkable musicians, recording their experiences as they perform in Cuba and abroad, eventually appearing at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Wenders’ film helped to immortalise both the music and its now-famous practitioners who had been living in near poverty, all but forgotten in their own country. Screening from a newly restored digital print, previously unavailable for many years. This is going to look and sound fantastic on the big screen! Find out more...

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  • 3:00 PM

    Run time: 107 mins This unique and brilliant horror-satire explores the internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia, following the death of Joseph Stalin, and is told with a darkly comic twist. In this new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci, a superb cast (featuring Michael Palin and Jason Isaacs) tell the true story about a dangerous power vaccum inside the highest levels of government. The core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive. Find out more...

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  • Thu 30 Nov - The Snowman (15)

    2:00 PM

    Run time: 119 mins Wrap up against the cold for Tomas Alfredson’s ‘The Snowman’, a chilling crime thriller starring Michael Fassbender that brings Jo Nesbo’s hugely successful novels to life. Harry works with the Oslo Crime Squad, and quickly learns that the woman who owned the scarf has disappeared. Looking deeper into the case, it becomes apparent that whoever is responsible for her disappearance has been around for a very long time… Find out more...

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  • Address: 166 London Road
  • Town: St Albans
  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Postcode: AL1 1PG

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