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kiwidownunder
kiwidownunder commented about Coronet Cinema on Jul 7, 2007 at 7:58 pm

I have left some comments in the past on this site,and great to see the old lady still going strong.
Havent heard much from previous staff to date.I was there up to the time that it was sold to the present company concerned by the Rank Organisation.I also relief projectionist round many great Odeon sites.
I have a new email address .nz

kiwidownunder
kiwidownunder commented about Coronet Cinema on Oct 8, 2004 at 12:29 pm

Yes our paths must have crossed at sometime.I was also there when Rank re furnished and re seated the cinema,and changed the projection equipment to a single spool,cinemacannica,and a 16 mm projector to show the old classics.We showed the first Al Jolson films half sound and half silent.Then there was Bette Davis in bobby socks with Leslie Howard,Humphrey Bogart in Petrified Forest.
I use to be relief projectionist several times at Westbourne Grove,Twickenham,Aylesbury,Holloway,Ilford,Shepherds Bush(Odeon 2)
Bury St Edmunds,Seven Oaks,Elephant & Castle,Cosham,Barking,Golders Green,Watford.
It was great tour of all the Rank cinemas at the time.
Wonderful days.
Please to have any emails anytime who remember or worked in those .nz

kiwidownunder
kiwidownunder commented about Coronet Cinema on Oct 6, 2004 at 2:29 pm

No more discussion about flies,thank goodness!
I loved the classics in the Coronet when I showed them in the seventies,Casabalanca,Gone With the Wind,Busby Berkley Films (Gold Diggers,Dames) Bette Davis and later classics Summer of 42,Walkabout,Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau greats!
Oh what great halycon days of the cinema and now we have some really pitiful remakes of films from those days.

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kiwidownunder commented about Odeon 2 Shepherd's Bush on Mar 22, 2004 at 7:13 pm

I use to be relief projectionist with Fred Donovan in the 70s.
It was right next door to the BBC Theatre and we use watch some great celebrities go there from the steps outside the projection room.I think it had 70mm at one stage.
Shaun Cassidy,Osmond Brothers,Bruce Forsythe,Michael Parkinson etc.
It was a flat floored cinema on one level.
I live in Auckland New Zealand now and manage hotels.
Paul

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kiwidownunder commented about Coronet Cinema on Mar 22, 2004 at 12:38 pm

Dear Brian,
I used to be projectionist there in the 70s just before it changed hands.Les Palmer was manager.I would like to know where he is these days.Great place and great memories.I now run hotels in Auckland New Zealand.
I use to love running the old classics on the 16mm we had there at the time and the Busby Berkley films.
Paul