Zetland Cinema

Victoria Road,
Richmond, DL10 4AS

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bizmark98
bizmark98 on March 9, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Hi Dave nice to hear from you and sorry about the years gap since your comment.
Mary Poppins it was everywhere I went lol.
My email is ..would love to hear from you..maurice

Ian
Ian on April 3, 2008 at 10:27 pm

Some 2008 views of the former Zetland here:–

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daves
daves on February 11, 2008 at 6:38 am

yes, maurice woodhead/ i remember you at the zetland . oct /nov 5 you left the building with your girlfriend , she came ant took u lol leaving me with a full house of 803 watching marry poppins be nice to hear from you again dave s RICHMOND YORKS

bizmark98
bizmark98 on April 27, 2006 at 1:30 am

Like David I was a Chief Projectionist at the Zetland but only for 2 months in late 1965. I was a mobile projectionist for the Star group and attended when the resident one resigned. I remember it as being a nice country cinema in far better shape than some of the other Star ones.

Ian
Ian on January 30, 2006 at 3:23 am

Another view of the Zetland here:

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davespeirs
davespeirs on November 27, 2003 at 8:53 am

TO DAVID HOLDSWORTH RE COMMENTS ABOUT OPERATIC SHOWS /PANTOMIMES dave speirs [above letters ] i did lighting /sound from 1966to closure in 83 glad you enjoyed the shows [so did i ]

davespeirs
davespeirs on November 27, 2003 at 8:46 am

DAVE SPEIRS [chief op 70/83]—-the rendering if hadnt been done would have fallen off eventually as was quite well cracked before its first paint job to red center /green sides in 1963 and futher paint job in july 67to blue center and grey sides the paint therfore holding the render on [the blue was a bad choice as blue always fades [note motorway blue roadsigns ]it was well faded by closure in april 83[i first went up the box in october 57 and have enjoyed my cinema career [still at it ]now 18yrs at darlington odeon [former ABC] NOW HAVE ONLY 9YRS BE FORE RETIRING the magic has gone out of the job unfortunatly —very sad DAVID

DavidHoldsworth
DavidHoldsworth on February 6, 2003 at 12:40 pm

Great to see the Zetland on your site. I have many happy memories of this as a cinema as a child I especially enjoyed the Operatic Socierties productions in the 1960’s and seventies. Why this building is not listed is beyond me I was pleased to see the building re-rendered. I hated the exposed bricks. Why do people in Richmond feel every building in Richmond has to look Georgian The hideous modern sloping roofed canopy and the shop windows detract from an otherwise good art deco frontage. The building could and should be returned to its opening appearance. I know you will think me mad but I much preferred a visit to the Zetland to one at the Georgian. The Zetland is a good example of a small town art deco cinema.

davespeirs
davespeirs on September 4, 2002 at 9:11 am

i was the chief projectionist at the zeland cinema from march 1970 till closure; which was not 1982 as is stated on your website, it actually closed on the 6th April 1983. It was owned by the ‘Star group’ who took the building over from a locally owned independent company in december 1956. at this time it was fitted out with four-track magnetic stereo sound. I was pleased to see the zet on your website, having spent many many happy hours there!!