Cannon Southampton

127 Above Bar,
Southampton, SO14 7FH

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Simon Overton
Simon Overton on August 15, 2008 at 1:25 pm

More of Patrick Hayward’s notes; Noted entertainers to grace the (former) Forum’s stage from 1962 on were Helen Shapiro, Billy Fury & Marty Wilde, Cliff Richard, Billy J. Kramer, The Kinks, The Yard Birds, Cilla Black, The Bachelors and handsome American sensation Gene Pitney.
The final live stage show was The Walker Brothers in 1966. However, I personally remember attending an all-seats-sold, “New Year’s Eve Concert,” provided by England’s master Big-Band leader Ted Heath. I had a ringing sound in my ears for days but the music was the best!

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on August 15, 2008 at 1:00 pm

Notes from “100 Years of Cinema in Southampton” by Patrick Hayward;
Best known as the Forum Cinema, they often shared films with their sister" ABC’S Broadway in Portswood.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on March 16, 2007 at 7:47 pm

I rated the ABC FORUM as the best in presentation, followed by the GAUMONT (former Empire), Rank’s PLAZA then Rank’s ODEON.

Does anybody know of or have a complete list of all of the (many long-gone)cinemas and theaters in the greater Southampton area?

Thanks; Simon Overton in Long Beach, California

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on March 16, 2007 at 7:42 pm

I rated the ABC FORUM as the best in presentation, followed by the GAUMONT (former Empire), Rank’s PLAZA then Rank’s ODEON.

Does anybody know of or have a complete list of all of the (many long-gone)cinemas and theaters in the greater Southampton area?

Thanks; Simon Overton in Long Beach, California