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hi terry charnock what do you think of it all now then ?? dave speirs odeon darlington [or is it ABCcannon virgin abc odeon ???
TO DAVID HOLDSWORTH RE COMMENTS ABOUT OPERATIC SHOWS /PANTOMIMES dave speirs [above letters ] i did lighting /sound from 1966to closure in 83 glad you enjoyed the shows [so did i ]
DAVE SPEIRS [chief op 70/83]—-the rendering if hadnt been done would have fallen off eventually as was quite well cracked before its first paint job to red center /green sides in 1963 and futher paint job in july 67to blue center and grey sides the paint therfore holding the render on [the blue was a bad choice as blue always fades [note motorway blue roadsigns ]it was well faded by closure in april 83[i first went up the box in october 57 and have enjoyed my cinema career [still at it ]now 18yrs at darlington odeon [former ABC] NOW HAVE ONLY 9YRS BE FORE RETIRING the magic has gone out of the job unfortunatly —very sad DAVID
i was the chief projectionist at the zeland cinema from march 1970 till closure; which was not 1982 as is stated on your website, it actually closed on the 6th April 1983. It was owned by the ‘Star group’ who took the building over from a locally owned independent company in december 1956. at this time it was fitted out with four-track magnetic stereo sound. I was pleased to see the zet on your website, having spent many many happy hours there!!