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Malc1945 commented about Walpole Cinema on Mar 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm

This cinema had BTH Supers projectors in 1960 The chief was a man called Ron Pask a union steward. There was a lot of friction between the projectionist here and us at the Forum, Ealing which backed onto this cinema.

Malc1945 commented about Odeon Wembley on Mar 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm

This was a friendly cinema to work at. I enjoyed doing relief here. The projection room was on ground level and straight on to the High Street. One day I had a “Look at Life” running and the top spool box open. The reel fell off and rolled out into the road where a bus demolished it. The rest is history.

Malc1945 commented about Regal Cinema on Mar 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm

We had Ross projectors here with RCA sound system.

Malc1945 commented about Odeon Uxbridge on Mar 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm

You could always smell the hops in this cinema as a brewery was in the car park.

Malc1945 commented about Himalaya Palace Cinema on Mar 8, 2012 at 2:33 pm

We had Gaumont Kalle 21 projectors in this cinema. Along with Westrex sound system in 1960. My chief was Freddy Montieth.

Malc1945 commented about Century Cinema on Mar 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm

This cinema was known as the local flea pit. I say that but it had the most fantastic magnetic sound that any other cinema had in Southall. I remeber seeing “White Feather” here in the 50s and hearing every sound from Robert Wagner saddle and stirups.

Malc1945 commented about Odeon Southall on Mar 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm

The projectors we had in this cinema were BTH Supers. Very smooth and reliable. Very good presentation from a very strict chief Tommy Lever.

Malc1945 commented about UK Update from CTA on Nov 20, 2007 at 7:53 am

The Essoldo, Cippenham was demolished many years ago and is now a Courts Carpet warehouse.