Winding Wheel

13 Holywell Street,
Chesterfield, S41 7SA

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garypainter
garypainter on June 19, 2008 at 5:06 am

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

cousinkay
cousinkay on June 6, 2008 at 7:15 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
delta on May 24, 2008 at 4:02 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
Ian on December 16, 2007 at 12:49 pm

An exterior from 1988 here:–

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 16, 2007 at 10:47 am

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