Inappropriate behaviour in the back row of the Rink Cinema (in 1916)
FINSBURY PARK, LONDON, ENGLAND — The Guardian Newspaper reports the discovery of a police file concerning inappropriate behaviour in the back row of the Rink Cinema in 1916. According to the paper the Rink is now a bowling alley.
“I knew immediately I had struck gold. They are really, really rare, a unique insight into the behaviour of cinema audiences almost a century ago,” he said.
When the police went in plain clothes they certainly did see things, but struggled to prove that the management must have known exactly what was going on. “The whole of these people were behaving in a disgusting manner throughout the whole performance”, one wrote.