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DavidRayner1947 commented about Plaza Cinema on Mar 31, 2017 at 5:12 am

Photo taken during the first week of August in 1970, during the week long presentation of Walt Disney’s “101 Dalmatians” and “Ride a Northbound Horse”.

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DavidRayner1947 commented about ABC Market Harborough on Jan 19, 2017 at 5:42 am

I’m not sure exactly when in the early 1960s the ABC sign on cinemas went from a triangle to the three lozenges design, but I have a complete set of ABC Film Review magazines from the first issue in 1950 to the early 1970s and the first issue to feature the three lozenges design on the cover was that for December, 1963, although I feel sure that when the new ABC Cine-Bowl in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, opened in August, 1963, the new design was on the front of the building.

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DavidRayner1947 commented about ABC Market Harborough on Jan 19, 2017 at 1:59 am

I have captured and uploaded a frame from the Pathe News newsreel item, showing the ABC Ritz, Market Harborough, in June, 1958, surrounded by flood water, while showing Tommy Steele in “The Duke Wore Jeans”.

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DavidRayner1947 commented about ABC Bristol Cinema on Sep 5, 2016 at 5:47 am

This photo shows it screening a 1941 re-release of the 1935 Jack Buchanan film “Come Out Of The Pantry”. It hadn’t been opened when the film was first released, so this photo is probably from 1941.

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DavidRayner1947 commented about Ambassador Theater on Aug 31, 2016 at 7:32 am

I’ve just added a much brighter and clearer image of a photo already uploaded, showing the American premiere of Roberto Rosselini’s classic 1947 film “Germany Year Zero”, held at the Ambassador on Monday, September 19th, 1949. A very popular film at the time, going by the huge crowd outside waiting to get in.

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DavidRayner1947 commented about Plaza Theatre on Aug 26, 2016 at 11:46 am

In a way, the Plaza was the Odeon of Stockport, as it ran the current Rank releases at the same time as the Rank Odeon’s.

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DavidRayner1947 commented about 1958 on Aug 25, 2016 at 1:20 am

The last line of the advert is very contradictory.

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DavidRayner1947 commented about Cannon Bristol Road on Aug 7, 2016 at 11:48 pm

If you can’t click on the above link, copy and paste it into your browser.

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DavidRayner1947 commented about Cannon Bristol Road on Aug 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm

Here it is on an ABC News item in October, 1948, showing The Winslow Boy, with some of the stars of the film in attendance, including Margaret Leighton and Neil North. It was then known as the ABC BRISTOL, Birmingham.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7mQJeyjv8M

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DavidRayner1947 commented about Broadway Cinema on Jul 6, 2016 at 1:06 am

Demolition of the Broadway began in May, 1973, and a photo of the demolition was published on the front page of the Evening Sentinel newspaper at the time.