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Rogere commented about Event Cinemas on Dec 5, 2011 at 7:35 am

Correction. Village opened with 3 screen complex with a further 2 planned screens at a later date which happend so it became a 5 cinema complex.

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Rogere commented about Regent Theatre on Dec 4, 2011 at 9:27 am

It remains untouched and is now a church. It is on the shopping mall side.

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Rogere commented about Empire Cinema on Feb 14, 2010 at 6:18 pm

In the old days a lot of the West End cinemas were no better inside then surburban cinemas were and they charged more to attend infact the cinemas in the East End and seaside resorts were much much better but the West End cinemas usually had much better posters and lobby cards outside. would be nice to see an old photo.

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Rogere commented about Genesis Cinema on Jan 9, 2010 at 10:42 am

This cinema was to be advertised as the ABC at Mile End but was a few yards from Stepney Green Station I am still confused.

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Rogere commented about Vogue Cinema on Jan 9, 2010 at 10:26 am

All I remember was a bombsite the public toilets were located in the middle of the road and a few yards from the corner was a bombed out church we used to play there entering from the street behind. we found a dead cat there.

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Rogere commented about Odeon Romford on Jan 8, 2010 at 10:30 am

The dance studio was the Fred Astaire-Anna Neagle Dance Studio.

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Rogere commented about Gaumont Romford on Jan 8, 2010 at 10:26 am

I loved the long foyer.

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Rogere commented about Plaza Theatre on Jan 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm

This was not one of my favourite Cinemas but when I visit Sydney often eat there it makes a much better McDonalds Restaurant.

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Rogere commented about State Theatre on Jan 5, 2010 at 7:49 pm

If you are sitting upstars and not at the very front this is a terrible place to watch anything the stage is too small.

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Rogere commented about Plaza Theatre on Jan 5, 2010 at 7:44 pm

It had poles inside the cinema holding up the ceiling luckily I never had to sit behind one.

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Rogere commented about Regent Theatre on Jan 5, 2010 at 7:41 pm

The stage show ‘No No Nanette’ was performed here with Cyd Charise who was later replaced by Yvonne de Carlo I think it was the 1970s.

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Rogere commented about Roseville Cinemas on Jan 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm

The first Australian recruitment drive for world war 1 was in this cinema so the building must have a long history.

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Rogere commented about Event Cinemas on Jan 5, 2010 at 7:17 pm

When it first opened the foyer was like an airport it was wonderful I even bought a second hand film book which I treasure.

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Rogere commented about Valhalla Cinema on Jan 5, 2010 at 7:10 pm

When it was a single screen cinema it had a very nice mono sound system with a nice echo.then one day in the 70s somebody installed stereo it was nice but the mono was much much better.

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Rogere commented about Empire Cinema on Jan 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm

I went to the old Empire in 1960 to see ‘Ben-Hur’ and I was stunned MGM’s premier cinema was a dump the screen may have been big but there were poles hoiding up the balcony which must have blocked viewing from some of the seats no wonder it was gutted.

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Rogere commented about Essoldo Southend-on-Sea on Jan 2, 2010 at 9:39 am

I passed this cinema in the summer of 1962 and it was open showing ‘Cattle Empire’ with Joel McCrea.

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Rogere commented about Roseville Cinemas on Jan 1, 2010 at 6:21 pm

We made a TV comercial inside this cinema forgotton what for but the star jumped out of the screen.

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Rogere commented about Odeon Bethnal Green on Jan 1, 2010 at 5:24 pm

You say it was not equipped for CinemaScope but I saw ‘To Catch a Thief’ here and that was in VistaVision.

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Rogere commented about State Theatre on Jan 1, 2010 at 4:33 pm

According to the 1980s press,it cost a Million Dollars to clean the cinema to it’s former glory and they used Amway products I would loved to have been the distributor.

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Rogere commented about Albion Cinema on Jan 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm

I have very fond memories of the loud projector it gave a pleasant continuous humming sound all through the films a sound I wish they would attach to all DVD players.