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I remember still with awe at the opening of the film “This is Cinerama” as the tabs went back from Academy ratio to full Cinerama size screen and the start of the roller-coaster ride also the flight over America closing the film. I have loved Cinerama ever since
I spent many a happy hour or more here as a child and teenager in the 1950s/60s.
I used to go regularly in the id 1950s as a child, Wonderful memories of a great theatre.
I was assistant manager here from 1972 till 1972 with Tony Portch as manager. I fell in love with the place the first time I walked in for my interview with Tony.
I spent many happy hours here and at the other local cinema The Beacon, as I lived in Stamford Avenue which is nicely in-between these wonderful places, Kids club at both and strongest memory seeing The Dam Busters and my aunt Ida cheering as the dams burst.
I used to visit the Jacey as a kid 1954 to 1959 ish on a Saturday morning pending my pocket money there wonderful memories.
Memories, Memories. I did a long, long summer season here with Tommy Steele, Billy Dainty and Mary Hopkins. It was the happiest summer season I ever worked!
I can remember going to see Herman’s Hermits in a film here sitting in the per circle, I was scared to death! wit afeaofgover thero
I have several posters from this theatre for stage shows in the mid 1970’s some say Gaumont others Odeon.
My greatest friend Richard Isaac was deputy general Manager here for many years during the 1970’s then moved over to the new Odeon till he died in 2002
Looks very rural
Naughty me as a youngster aged 10 I can remember sneaking in to see Arthur Askey in The Ghost train and my mum taking me to see 3 Coins in a Fountain.
I started work at John Temple menswear shop the day the started to demolish the theatre. I cried as I watched.
Not only the “Commissionaire” patrolled the cineman when I worked there even the manageress used to do a walk-round and was known to pass comments to those patrons being naughty.
Simon I so agree with you CURTAINS are a must!!!
Ken Roe, What memories you stirred in me, I can remember seeing all the Cinerama films you mentioned. Do you by any chance have any photos or info on the travelling Cinerama theatre that toured the UK in the mid 1960’s?
Happy Birthday Ritz Theatre
I was Assistant manager here in 1974 just as the conversion to it being a triple screen house I left late October of same year I have fond memories of this cinema