ABC Brixton

1 Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill,
London, SW2 1RJ

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Ian
Ian on December 26, 2007 at 8:16 am

A few interior shots dating from 1986 here:

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Keith
Keith on November 14, 2007 at 7:54 am

I did relief projection work there from my base at the ABC Streatham. A mate of mine, Phil Young, was senior second Projectionist. He went on to Elstree Studios as a projectionist and I followed sometime later, after he joined the sound-camera department. He later went out to live in Jamaica and worked in television there until he retired.

I wasn’t born in Brixton, but lived there from 6 months old (in 1944) until 1969, when I got married and moved to Luton. I remember the old Palladium well, and always bunking in the side door when an ‘A’ film was on. I was about ten and it was so obvious I wasn’t old enough to see an ‘A’ film without an adult being present. The last film I remember seeing there was when I was about ten. It was called ‘Invasion from Mars’, recently shown on digital free view. My mum took me to see it, and was bored out of her mind. I liked it though. Yes, things have changed since those days, and cinemas are certainly not what they used to be.

pholman
pholman on February 13, 2006 at 10:55 am

Melbourne Holman was my grandfather’s brother. He later became a lay brother at Buckfast Abbey, Devon where he later died. My father was telling me about him and the Wurlitzer so I looked it up on Google….and here it is! Many thanks.
Phil Holman, 13.02.2006

KenRoe
KenRoe on November 7, 2005 at 2:49 pm

Before and After photographs and historic details on the Palladium Cinema/Fridge Nightclub:
http://www.urban75.org/brixton/history/fridge.html

and more here:
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