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NThomson commented about Picture House on Oct 2, 2019 at 3:29 pm

Cousin of ours used to be the Manager/Projectionist..

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NThomson commented about Odeon (Regent) on Sep 3, 2019 at 9:52 am

What 70mm Projectors were installed ?

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NThomson commented about Odeon Aberdeen on Sep 3, 2019 at 9:48 am

I can recall a chap named Colin Morrice who worked at the Odeon Aberdeen, anyone remember him…

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NThomson commented about ABC Cinema original Projection Box ABC 1 on Sep 3, 2019 at 9:41 am

My favourite projectors, DP70..

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NThomson commented about Robins Cinema on Aug 23, 2019 at 7:25 pm

I recall the cinema having Dung Feng Projectors installed.. (Chinese make)

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NThomson commented about Cannon Newcastle upon Tyne on Sep 29, 2018 at 11:48 am

Remember going to see my fav film here in cine 1 in 70mm (Where Eagles Dare) during the seventies… always a nice cinema to visit.

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NThomson commented about Odeon Newcastle upon Tyne on Aug 19, 2018 at 2:21 pm

From memory, during the conversion to four screens, Sc1 had a temporary screen & frame erected in front of the old proscenium to enable films to be shown during the work going on behind….

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NThomson commented about Queen's Cinerama Theatre on Jun 10, 2018 at 5:37 pm

Hi there Mr BTH, Im probably one of the last projectionists from the Queens Cinerama Newcastle, Im thrilled to hear the original projectors are still around and in working condition.

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NThomson commented about New Coliseum Cinema on May 13, 2018 at 1:41 pm

I can recall visiting this cinema in 1970 to see “Where Eagles Dare” does anyone know for sure the exact date this was shown..

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NThomson commented about Caley Picture House on Nov 19, 2017 at 8:25 am

Is it possible to visit the projection box ?

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NThomson commented about Demolition on Feb 19, 2017 at 2:52 pm

I was shocked and saddened to see this sight, taken feb 5th and half the theatre is already gone… The old pageant lights visible above the crane used to light the stage during the time the theatre was still one screen..

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NThomson commented about Odeon Gateshead on Nov 28, 2016 at 2:07 pm

My father used to take me to visit the Odeon around 71 during my time at school, to see Geoff Hornsby the Chief Projectionist, who became a very dear friend… It was through Geoff I actually gained the position of Trainee Projectionist at the Queens.. which I loved and stayed in the cinema industry for nearly forty years.

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NThomson commented about Queen's Cinerama Theatre on Oct 23, 2016 at 11:50 am

My favourite movie being the 1969 War Blockbuster:– “Where Eagles Dare” and I remember seeing this at the Queens in 1974 just before I began my career here, all its glory on the 70mm giant screen… never forget it… nothing ever compares to this presentation….

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NThomson commented about Odeon Newcastle upon Tyne on Oct 23, 2016 at 11:40 am

I worked at this theatre from 1975 till closure, and news recently about its impending demolition is very sad, We`ve experienced some great premieres, special screenings, visits by celebrities etc… what a pity to lose such a historic building…

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NThomson commented about Plaza Theatre on Mar 19, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Following a recent visit to the Plaza, I`ve never seen such a beautiful theatre..

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NThomson commented about Queen's Cinerama Theatre on Jul 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Hope you all enjoy the two photos which I`ve uploaded from my personal collection of the Queens Cinema…

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NThomson commented about Cineworld Cinema - Newcastle upon Tyne on Jun 18, 2011 at 2:45 pm

The Odeon complex opened in Nov 2002…

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NThomson commented about Queen's Cinerama Theatre on Sep 25, 2010 at 2:13 pm

I began my working life as a projectionist here back in 1974,
before been transferred to the odeon in pilgrim street….
I dont think we will ever see a giant screen like it again... During a 70mm screening, there was nothing to compare it.... Picture and Sound quality were outstanding.... Screen size:- 75 x 31`.
I will remember the Queens with great affection….

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NThomson commented about Alhambra Cinema on Sep 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm

I can remember seeing a film around 1973/4 with my family..
at the Alhambra and to my astonishment had gas lighting !!!!

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NThomson commented about ABC Haymarket Newcastle upon Tyne on Sep 25, 2010 at 1:58 pm

HI, I took a few slides before closure, when Paul Beck kindly let me into the building to photograph it…..
Did you know Paul at all ??
I knew Tony Hartley too….
I worked at the Queens and Odeon as projectionist *

neil