Century Cinema

15 Northcote Road,
London, SW11 1NG

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Granada_projectionist
Granada_projectionist on November 2, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I was the 2nd Projectionist at the Century Cinema Northcote Road, in the late fifties. I remember that Granada installed the old projectors from The Granada Clapham Junction, and we were one of the first cinemas to install Zenon arcs, having the old Peerless ones removed. My Chief Operator was a Burmese fellow called Joe Pinto, and the third was a lad called Brian. I can’t remember his second name at this stage. The Century in the fifties looked far different from the illustration shown here, as it does today having been converted to a Supermarket. The fate of many of our lovely Cinemas. A final note. It was here at the Century that I met my wife Margaret, a Part Time Cashier and Usherette. We have been together for over 50 years, longer than the dear old Century lasted.