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Andy Capp

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OLD CINEMAS
« on: December 31, 2008, 02:54:21 PM »
WHEN WE WERE KIDS WE USED TO GO TO THE CINEMA ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK. AT ONE OF THE CINEMAS THERE USED TO BE AN OLD MAN DOORMAN/USHER HE WOULD STAND INSIDE & TAKE YOUR TICKETS HE WAS DRESSED IN A SMART MAROON UNFORM & HAD WHITE GLOVES TUCKED UNDER THE SHOULDER APPLETTS TURNED OUT LIKE A NEW PIN. I THINK IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE PAVILLION CINEMA AT STIRTLEY. ANYWAY THE FILM WOULD START THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN ONE KIDS WOULD MAKE A SILLY NOISE THIS OLD CHAP WOULD RUSH ACROSS THE CINEMA & SAY IF YOU DO THAT AGAIN YOUR OUT I KNOW WHO YOU ARE AS HE WAS TICKING THEM OFF SOMEONE ELSE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CINEMA WOULD MAKE A SILLY NOISE IT WENT ON LIKE THIS ALL THROUGH THE FILM THEY WOULD RUN HIM RAGGED. YOU WOULD GO BACK A COUPLE OF WEEKS LATER & IT WOULD BE THE SAME AGAIN. I DONT KNOW WHETHER HE ENJOYED THE FUN  OF IT LIKE WE KIDS DID OR IF IT WAS A BIT OF JOBS WORTH BUT HE NEVER SEEMED TO LEARN. I THINK HIS NAME MIGHT HAVE PERCY BUT I'M NOT SURE. ANDY CAPP

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Re: OLD CINEMAS
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009, 04:00:32 PM »
I worked in a Cinema in the 60's. Usherette/Pay Box/Ice cream sales. Loved every minute of it. How things have changed. And yes, staff and doormen had to be smartly dressed.

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Re: OLD CINEMAS
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009, 06:06:35 PM »
Andy

To make up for not being able to supply you with a photo of the scrap yard you wanted. Its a bowling alley now and has been for a while.

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Re: OLD CINEMAS
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009, 02:15:54 PM »
OUR SATURDAY MORNING TREAT WHEN WE WERE KIDS THE FILMS AT THE LUXOR CINEMA BALSALL HEATH ROAD. I.E FLASH GORDON & CARTONS.
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Re: OLD CINEMAS
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2009, 02:16:59 PM »
FLASH GORDON

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Re: OLD CINEMAS
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 04:11:48 PM »
Andy

You might remember these cinema's that were a little closer than the Pavillion.

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Re: OLD CINEMAS
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 04:45:23 PM »
HI PHIL
WE USED USE ALL OF THOSE WHEN WE WERE KIDS. AS I'VE SAID BEFORE MOM USED TO TAKE DIM VIEW IF WE WENT TO THE MOSELEY CINEMA. SHE SAID IT WAS A FLEA PIT. BUT COME TO THINK SOME OF THE OTHERS WAS'NT MUCH BETTER. BUT IT DID'NT BOTHER US WHEN WE WERE KIDS. WE USED TO BOO WHEN THE FILM BROKE DOWN & STAMP OUR FEET. TAKE ME BACK TO THOSE HAPPY DAYS IN SOME WAYS BUT NOT OTHERS.
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Re: OLD CINEMAS
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009, 05:00:59 PM »
HI PHIL
WE USED TO LIKE THE SATURDAY MORNING MATINEE AT THE LUXOR.
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Re: OLD CINEMAS
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2009, 05:02:13 PM »
lAUREL & HARDY

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Re: OLD CINEMAS
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2009, 06:56:59 PM »
One of the best cowboys in the business in a film that wasn't too bad.

John Wayne, I can forgive him his politics and for bottling out of the forces during WW2 as he entertained me and gave me so much enjoyment over the years.

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Re: OLD CINEMAS
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2009, 07:13:35 PM »
HI PHIL
I WAS SUPRISED THE AMOUNT OF B MOVIES JOHN WAYNE MADE BEFORE STAGECOACH 10 AT LEAST COULD BE MORE NOT TO SURE.
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