ABC Dewsbury

20 Crackenedge Lane,
Dewsbury, WF13 1PT

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janespencer on November 29, 2012 at 11:58 am

Hi Ron Lake, I wanted to ask you when the film Spencer’s Mountain was shown at the ABC Cinema, I think it was sometime in 1963 – I’m trying to track down a photograph taken outside the cinema as only those named Spencer were invited to see the film!! Best wishes Jane

Ron Lake
Ron Lake on November 12, 2011 at 7:12 am

Some photos of the demolition:–

simonreed on November 4, 2011 at 9:45 am

Hi Mr Lake, I was wondering if you were still local to Dewsbury and if it would be possible to get some info on The Playhouse? My email is any information regarding the Playhouse would be of great use for a project i’m working on at present. Many thanks Simon Dewsbury.

Ron Lake
Ron Lake on November 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I started my ‘working’ life at this cinema in 1959 as a trainee projectionist and can well remember climbing the ladder onto the roof on many occasions. If anyone wants any information about the place I will be happy to help.

TLSLOEWS on April 15, 2011 at 11:10 am

Very true Ian,very nice looking cinema,too bad it has been torn down.

Ian on April 15, 2011 at 10:50 am

Interesting how little change there was Рapart from the huge name Рin the fa̤ade from beginning to end.

TLSLOEWS on April 15, 2011 at 8:57 am

Thanks for the photos Ken and Ian.

KenRoe on April 14, 2011 at 7:20 pm

A vintage photograph of the Playhouse Theatre, playing the ABC release in April 1949:
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