Southampton’s Cinemas now updated

posted by Simon Overton on October 9, 2007 at 7:45 am

For my CT friends in the greater Southampton area of southern England, you now have, I hope, a full and up-to-date listing of your cinemas past and present.

My grateful thanks to many unknown friends who contributed facts and stories of cinemas they worked in or just patronized.

Just look and see what has been lost in a short time, but think back at the wonderful memories of so many classic films we saw in such lovely old theaters!

I think would be fascinating to visit the actual sites of where they are/were located and see what is now there… but listen carefully for the haunting echoes from the past… the organ, the newsreel fanfares and the laughter… Hmmmmm?

Now I’m researching and preparing a list if “CINEMAS AT SEA”… All Aboard!

Comments (2)

HowardBHaas on October 9, 2007 at 9:13 am

Were films shown in 35mm on the ships?

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on November 4, 2007 at 5:17 pm

Howard, from what I have heard, the films screened aboard the ocean liners then were PROBABLY from those being shipped from country to country. I don’t know if planes shipped films???
Also, selection and number varied from release dates.

I well recall a crossing I made aboard the SS America in 1951; the only film paying for six days was “Comin' Round the Mountain” with Abbot & Costello. By the time we reached Southampton, passengers were at screaming point with the same film and, not to mention, sea sickness!

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