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Robbie25646 commented about Odeon Westbourne Grove on Apr 4, 2014 at 3:28 pm

I did relief manager at this Odeon many times between 1972 and 1974 really liked the theatre.

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Robbie25646 commented about Pavilion Cinema on Oct 19, 2013 at 6:10 am

“Oh no you can’t” Mike! I think you’re right too!

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Robbie25646 commented about Pavilion Cinema on Oct 18, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I moved to Selsey from Birmingham in 1959, first film I saw there was Gigi,lovely little cinema, this photo bought back many happy memories of films seen there. I also appeared in a couple of pantomimes there with local amateur theatrical group. My name then was Robin Brewer.

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Robbie25646 commented about ABC SAVOY CINEMA WALSALL on Oct 7, 2013 at 6:37 am

I can understand why you hate this picture Mike, Thank you for posting so many other pictures though, you have brought me so much pleasure,reminding me of my past in Birmingham and other places.

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Robbie25646 commented about Odeon Doncaster on Aug 17, 2013 at 8:43 am

My friend Richard Isaac was deputy manager here whilst the Gaumont, Barkers Pool, Sheffield was being refurbished in the mid 1980’s I think Paul Archer was the manager at the same time. Paul was a really knowledgeable man about cinema too. I miss them both.

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Robbie25646 commented about Odeon Kingstanding on Aug 13, 2013 at 12:05 pm

another of my local cinemas, and I went to school at Cardinal Wiseman RC secondary (now named Cardinal Wiseman Technical school) I left there in Feb' 1959.

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Robbie25646 commented about Odeon Perry Barr on Aug 13, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I lived in great Barr and this along with the Beacon, The Clifton and the Birchfield were all my local cinemas, I loved visiting all of them

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Robbie25646 commented about Opera House on Jun 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I can remember going to see pantomimes here as a child in the 1950’s and loving the place.

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Robbie25646 commented about “South Pacific” 55th Anniversary – The Roadshow Engagements on Mar 20, 2013 at 8:39 am

I can remember seeing this film at the West End in Birmingham, UK. If I remember correctly it was also a record breaking run there too. I hope someone here in the UK will celebrate the film’s 55 birthday with a 70mm showing or several.

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Robbie25646 commented about Royal & Derngate Cinepod on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:07 am

thank you PaulB52, Can’t wait for the “Pod” to open. Northampton needs an “art House” the mainstream houses don’t cater for anything really other than general release with the odd opera/stage production at Cineworld for which they charge high admission prices.

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Robbie25646 commented about Rock Cinema on Feb 26, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Mike It must have been a very senior moment :) Sorry about that. It should have read 5 back of 44 Alum Rock Road.

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Robbie25646 commented about Odeon Ealing on Feb 10, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Way back in the early 1970’s I used to do the odd relief manager duties here I loved the place because of its wonderful décor and style. I was known then as Robin Brewer if anyone remembers me feel free to get in touch.

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Robbie25646 commented about Odeon Preston on Feb 10, 2013 at 9:14 am

A friend of mine had an uncle who was a projectionist here for many years his name was Phillip surname can’t remember, he was a great theatre organ man too. When the ODEON closed for refurbishment he was given one of the old cinema clocks that the time was marked with the name Odeon theatre. I now have this lovely art deco clock on my lounge wall and it still keeps time perfectly.

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Robbie25646 commented about Aston Hippodrome Theatre on Feb 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Mike Blakemore thank you for posting the panto advert It brought back many fond memories of a lovely old theatre.

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Robbie25646 commented about Odeon Worthing on Dec 15, 2012 at 10:22 am

CSWalczak thank you for the link to the 1934 link showing the interior. It’s almost just as I remember it before the tripling took place

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Robbie25646 commented about Esquire Theatre on Nov 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Happy 101st Birthday Esquire.

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Robbie25646 commented about New Gallery Cinema on Oct 23, 2012 at 10:00 am

Seems this theatre is to re-open in the near future according to London’s Evening Standard newspaper. I hope it is true.

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Robbie25646 commented about ABC New Street on Sep 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm

How True Mike! I also worked at the Carlton Cinema, in the Haymarket, London where my dressing room was back-stage it seemed miles from our office over the foyer to get changed like you every night by 6:00pm

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Robbie25646 commented about Beacon Cinema on Sep 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Wonderful memories of this and the Clifton down the road from my childhood. I think there was a “chippy” within the block of the Beacon so a bag of chips after Kids club was a special treat.

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Robbie25646 commented about Clifton Cinema on Sep 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Wonderful, magical memories flooding back to me from my childhood going here o Saturday kids club and parents taking me to see main features here.

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Robbie25646 commented about Aston Hippodrome Theatre on Sep 10, 2012 at 7:43 am

My uncle Walter Bates took me to see several of the “striptease” shows as as teenager an my parents too me to several pantomimes in the 1950’s also a friend of mine worked in the box-office for many years.Wonderful memories!

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Robbie25646 commented about ABC Astoria Cinema on Sep 10, 2012 at 7:22 am

Went to see Great Race here. loved the cinema

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Robbie25646 commented about Rock Cinema on Sep 9, 2012 at 8:35 am

An aunt and uncle lived just slightly up the hill from here Los Angeles Theatre back of 44 Alum Rock Road. If I really behaved myself I was taken to the Rock as a special treat.

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Robbie25646 commented about West End Cinema on Sep 9, 2012 at 8:29 am

I think South Pacific ran for well over 3 years I saw it there in 1958.

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Robbie25646 commented about ABC Bristol Road on Sep 9, 2012 at 8:18 am

I remember still with awe at the opening of the film “This is Cinerama” as the tabs went back from Academy ratio to full Cinerama size screen and the start of the roller-coaster ride also the flight over America closing the film. I have loved Cinerama ever since