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colinsmith commented about Rock Cinema on Feb 26, 2013 at 11:33 am

are there any old timers there who worked at the Rock in the 1950’s? I started as a trainee projectionist at the forum and eventually moved to the Rock which was closer to home. I remember a few names of the employees – phil barnett, fred grogan, and a couple of young guys, chris and vic, whose last names i forget. also, does anyone recall the name of a cinema on alum rock road, which was in the vicinity of highfield road.

colinsmith commented about ABC New Street on Dec 14, 2012 at 9:21 am

Hi Dennis. there really was an organist at the forum in 1950. generally he would play for a while before the show started. i recall that the odeon down the street also had an organist. i believe his name was charles, and i forget his last name.

colinsmith commented about ABC New Street on Dec 7, 2012 at 9:08 am

are there any old timers who remember the forum from the early 1950’s. i started there as a trainee projectionist in 1950 and met my future wife there. the chief projectionist was george mkottram andn the second in command was larry french. names i remember are donald keogh and roger grey. i believe the managers name was morgan, and there was an organist named joseph flitcroft.