Winding Wheel

13 Holywell Street,
Chesterfield, S41 7SA

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winding_wheel on April 24, 2017 at 11:32 am

We are currently working on an exhibition for the Winding Wheel. Cousin Kay, are you able to contact me on .uk. I would love to hear more about the story you have mentioned above. Thank you

garypainter on June 19, 2008 at 8:06 am

A view of the proscenium from May 2008 is here, and a shot of the ballroom from the same time is here

cousinkay on June 6, 2008 at 10:15 pm

Not only did the Picture House have a theatre organ it also boasted a full orchestra. My father played the clarinet there and I still have copies of the music he played for the silent movies which were the first films shown at this cinema. My mother was the cinema cashier and used to dance the Charleston with Reg Dixon who subsquently became the musical director at Blackool Tower.

(Incidentally, when I tried searching for “Chesterfield”, nothing came up).

delta on May 24, 2008 at 7:02 am

I have been trying to locate a projectionist who worked here in the 1960’s and who will be in his sixties now.

Ian on December 16, 2007 at 2:49 pm

An exterior from 1988 here:–

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 16, 2007 at 12:47 pm

A vintage photograph of the Odeon in December 1967 playing the Rank release film:
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