Inappropriate behaviour in the back row of the Rink Cinema (in 1916)

posted by irishcine on May 5, 2011 at 7:35 am

FINSBURY PARK, LONDON, ENGLAND — The Guardian Newspaper reports the discovery of a police file concerning inappropriate behaviour in the back row of the Rink Cinema in 1916. According to the paper the Rink is now a bowling alley.

“I knew immediately I had struck gold. They are really, really rare, a unique insight into the behaviour of cinema audiences almost a century ago,” he said.

When the police went in plain clothes they certainly did see things, but struggled to prove that the management must have known exactly what was going on. “The whole of these people were behaving in a disgusting manner throughout the whole performance”, one wrote.

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Comments (3)

TLSLOEWS on May 7, 2011 at 5:31 am

Interesting,at least they were not talking or texting on their cell phones back then.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 7, 2011 at 9:56 am

YEp, I saw things.Plenty.And I worked a Class A theatre across from the AUGUSTA NATIONAL Golf club.PRetty high class area.

MPol on June 11, 2011 at 6:10 am

While it’s true that inappropriate behavior on the part of audience members has always gone on in movie theatres, the advent of texting and cellphone use, generally, has taken inappropriate behavior in the movie theatres to a whole new (and intolerable) level

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