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Yes, the age of the film varied that was shown there some about 12 years old i’ve known, but nothing wrong with that. You would get a coming soon presentation with a black and white still of the star advertised as you would when the film was showing which i found very impressive.
Some of the presentations had been made over a decade ago, whilst some were current releases of the time. There was a red lighted clock on the left hand side of the screen.
They put on some great double bills that everyone could enjoy, and very good value for money it was too. I thoroughly enjoyed the comedy and pop music double bills i saw there. That i will mention.
It was a very attractive cinema- presentation wise. Apart from lobby cards giving you a taste of what you were going to see, there would always be a glossy photograph of the star of the film.
Furthermore, a booklet was available for each month showing a photograph of the cinema on the front in a different colour each time.I found this very impressive. I was only a young boy living in Sutton on Sea and it was the local cinema in the area at the time.
Saw many films here from about 1966 onwards. I left the area in 1969. My dad was a grocer and one of his customers used to take me. My friends mum did, and so did mummy on Saturday afternoons.Was amazed it was still going in the 90s. My dad sped past the Christmas we left, and i never saw it as a cinema again. But i didnt like this cinema as much as the Gaumont. Its competition up to 1968 but i used to attend them both regularly often on Saturday afternoons as a little boy.I still have fond memories of the films i saw at the Danilo as we knew it then.
Look at that building. Isnt it impressive.
My mum and dad saw Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong there in 1956. My mum remembers being shoved under the seat by her brother when they went to see Westerns as a child.
I never personally visited but I did see and was so impressed by its impressive twin tower exterior and took a snap of it the week before the original name sign was taken down.
This was an early occasion when my dad took me for a treat to see him.
I visited here on one early occasion to see a comedy double bill of a famous cloth capped comedian in around 1966 or 7. It was so funny, and it warmed my heart. It had a yellow neon sign I remember. I would go when it was still called the continental. I remember it well.
My gran used to take me there for a treat. A very smart cinema. They used to show films for a prolonged period I remember.
I saw several films here as a boy.A very smart cinema with those attractive pillars outside.
It was an unusual place as you entered right near the screen, but fond memories of going there.
I saw my first film here with my father in 1964 which was the first of the biggest pop sensation of all time and their first film.I was 3 years old.
I went in the evening once, and that was their next picture.
After that many Saturday afternoons were spent there. My mum used to take me.
You went in and I seem to remember the cash desk was on the left hand side, and you went up wide carpeted stairs to the auditorium.
I think it was a much nicer cinema than its competition of the day. Fond memories of it for obvious reasons.