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Topic Originator: brian
Post Date April 10, 2005 @ 1:48 PM
 the cinema
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 RE: the cinema

April 10, 2005 @ 1:48 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

My favourite place when I was a boy was to go to the cinema.  It was a real bit of luxury with its plush seats and two or three hours of sitting back and forgetting everything but the film that was showing.  My favourites were the western films.  I went in the cheapest seats near the screen as we couldn't afford the better seats further back.
There would be a supporting film which would last less time that the main film.  Usually they were not so good as the main film.
I remember seeing Phantom of the Opera, Meet Me in St Louis and lots of Tarzan films.  The Manager of the cinema would come round every now and again and if anyone was making a noise or playing about they would be told to leave.

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November 20, 2017 @ 2:04 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Saw The Exorcist in autumn '73.
Somewhat frightening at the time.
Was surprised to be 'allowed' to see it at that time as I was under age & a prisoner/boarder @ SHS, then 'living' @ what was known as Lady Ann's House!

Betty Haddon
December 19, 2017 @ 5:29 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I spent many happy hours at the Central Cinema, I remember Dumbo and Bambi when it was a real treat in the 50's.We were enthralled by Westerns and the 'B' films too,as a teenager I remember the long queues for a Sunday film - waiting outside whatever the weather until the doors opened,hoping you would get in! Once inside you had to behave, troublemakers were soon asked to leave.