Granada Mansfield

10 West Gate,
Mansfield, NG18 1RY

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dave on June 23, 2020 at 1:20 am

This was the fifth cinema designed by Alfred John Thraves.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 28, 2010 at 5:52 am

A vintage photograph of the Granada, and its Wurlitzer organ console:

abcman on October 10, 2010 at 10:17 am

A ‘curtain walker’ was two people behind the curtains (tabs as they were known) who would walk backwards when the curtains opened and walk forwards when the curtains closed to guide them open & close.

AdoraKiaOra on October 10, 2010 at 7:49 am

What was a ‘curtain 'walker’ ?

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on October 8, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Thank you for the many fascinating pictures.

I volunteered with my cousin as ‘curtain walkers’ for the early 1960’s, two Beatles Concerts, at Southampton’s Gaumont Theatre, now beautifully restored as the Mayflower.

My ears are still ringing from the screaming girls!!!

CSWalczak on October 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm

There is a small photo of the Granada Mansfield on this Beatle-fan website; scroll down about one-third to see it: