ABC Reading

25 Friar Street,
Reading, RG1 1DP

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expatmike
expatmike on February 27, 2014 at 5:38 pm

I worked as a projectionist for a while. This is a link to some 8MM film I took at the time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj02mtEqbRU&list=UUWSiXnynB3p1uxXs100GFvw&feature=c4-overview

expatmike
expatmike on February 27, 2014 at 3:45 pm

I worked at ABC Frior St a few years before the Granby closed. It looked to us at the time that ABC really wanted it closed. They would give it mostly poor films with Frior St. getting the best. On the few times it would get a good film it did quite well. I always remember the balcony would rock when people walked around.

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on September 25, 2011 at 8:45 am

Loaded a view from the stage end on the re-opening night 1967

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 30, 2011 at 10:35 am

Two vintage photographs of the auditorium of the Central Picture Playhouse in 1955:
View from the stalls:
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View from the circle:
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Exterior of the ABC in 1967:
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Tripled in this 1977 photograph:
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