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How very, very sad – but thank you for the pictures, nontheless. I suddenly feel rather old [well, almost 60] and a long, long way from the 16 year old Management Trainee of 1965. John Fisher was the Manager and David Riby his Assistant.
What a sentimental old fool I have become.
How very sad. My late, Great Uncle Harold Cundall was a Director of the company that built the Theatre. It opened with Korda’s ‘Henry VIII’ with, of course, Charles Laughton [almost a local boy] and Merle Oberon attended the event [Laughton did not].
My very first job was as a Trainee Manager, in 1965/6 [My Fair Lady was playing]and I remember many pop shows – indeed, I recall queuing all night to purchase tickets for the Beatles concerts in ‘63 or '64.
I also vividly recall all of those 2553 seats being sold out, with queues around the block, for popular films such as ‘The Family Way’ – as well as most of them being left empty for ‘Stop the World….’!