Broadway Cinema

154 The Broadway, Portswood Road,
Portswood,
Southampton, SO17 2NH

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KitGreen
KitGreen on June 4, 2013 at 10:13 pm

The Broadway became home to the Victory Gospel Church, branded as “The Victory Centre”, about three years ago.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on September 26, 2007 at 6:43 pm

Most of my Saturday mornings were spent at the ABC Broadway as a member of the ABC Minors Club. For the price of six-pence, it was four hours of delight.
Birthday kids were invited onto the stage (I had five or six birthdays a year!) and the shone the follow-spotlight across us while the audience screamed their lungs out to “Happy Birthday.” They also played a scratchy old film and recording of the famous song and dear old “Uncle Bob” was Master of Ceremonies. We would all sing the “Minors Song” and receive a free pass for the following Saturday. I still have my old 45rpm record of it.

My St. Mary’s School chum, Martin Rabley and I, preferred the balcony because viewing was better than the awfully low seats downstairs. The noise of us unruly kids must have been pure bedlam but the thrilling serials were spectacular with “Flash Gordon” and “The Lone Ranger."
Then it was home to lunch of "bangers & mash and playing in the huge fields behind my country home in Bitterne -such happy days.