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Fly Tower measurement at 125 Ft seems way to excessive. 50 – 60ft would have been the normal hight to fly…
To Shaun… Thanks for putting the exterior and Foyer pics on… Plaza Flint was similar but smaller frontage..
Cannot remember if the BTH set had been converted to Xenon before the Westrex was put in ?
Hi This was a Hutchinson Hall during its Bingo Days..
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The Cinema In the Circle was done by Hutchinson Lesiure.. “Surewin” was the Bingo brand of Hutchinhsons.
The spliting was done by Modernisation Ltd., It was a good quality Job.. You could not tick off your Bingo card at the same time as watching the Film :o) The Decor of the Cinema was the same as the Plaza Rhyl. Matt Black with silver Grey Tabs.. Westrex Projection. Orcon Xenon. Westrex Trans sound…
Hi Dennis I was there July 1968 till May 1969 The Manager was Johnny Simmons. Housemanageress Joan Cooks Ne Assistant Manager. Peter Mathews was before me he went to Televison. Jock was Head doorman. Frances was head cashier and I think Your wife was young Did you have a little beard. I have a picture somewhere of You John and Larry French. I went Back to Walsall. Perce the Course was still at Colehill Street. I later became General Manager of The Capitol Ward End and associated Cinemas :o)
I have put a picture on Its not good.. But will give an idea what The Place looked like..
Thanks MikeJC for jolting a memory. I worked with Clifford Birchall (He was one of the better ABC organists) for just over 14 days at the Imperial Walsall. We both had got lumbered for the Bingo Opening… He composed a famous march. But cannot for the life remember the name.. Our Zone Manager L.S. Barry was based here.. Lucky I did not have to releive at this Cinema :o)
Have loaded a picture of.. I Hope The Theatre…
Hmm. I think someone has had a senior moment.. or an Aussie :o)
I have at last found them. So I have loaded more pictures of the Cinema..
I Have load a picture of the Auditorium. I might have made an Error… It could have been the Hippodrome that got bombed. Any ideas Feedback welcome…
This Picture shows a point in British Cinema Building History. From this time on.. Cinemas Closed Faster ….
Hmm… A senior momentI think.
Not very good. But will give an idea of the 3 Theatres in relationship to one another…
Note the Ford 100e Van..
Take a look at the new pics I have loaded.. Memories of Better times
The New Stage Revolve under normal use…
Regal Foyer showing The sales Kiosk and Manager in operation.
Note the Evening Suit and Bow Tie.. We Managers where allowed 8 shillings per week Laundry Allowance in those days
Have loaded a picture of the Pay Box and Kiosk
Another view of the First Odeon..
Not very good but it will give an idea what it looked like..
I beleive The cinema is on the right of picture.. with the narrow entrance
Yes looking at the picture it is very evident.. the rear extention.. looking at the side wall you can see the encased re-inforcements to hold up the balcony. In the foyer you could see the archway of the chapel doorway.