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goodshow commented about Peacock Theatre on Dec 5, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Spotted the deliberate mistake there, Ken. 1967 not 1917.

goodshow commented about 7/31/70 on Oct 15, 2016 at 2:26 pm

The director of this sensational strip of celluloid (Irving Rapper) is none other than the same director of the all-time classic movie “Now Voyager”. Not printed on the UK adverts (posting available) is the drama-quotation on this American ad, “Could I ever love a man physically?”. Any screenplay experts out there who think this a quotation from “Now Voyager” ??

goodshow commented about Albert Cinema on Sep 24, 2016 at 11:43 pm

There are a number of photographs of Albert Road Silvertown from around the period of the cinema’s existence on this website here

The geography of Albert Road means that some properties are not easily visible, but the link might provide some useful information regarding the locality.

goodshow commented about Palace Theatre on Sep 6, 2016 at 12:55 pm

It is a bit unconventional!

goodshow commented about Curzon Bloomsbury on Sep 4, 2016 at 1:04 am

Photo posted (4 Sept.2016) of the map advert for the brand new Bloomsbury Cinema and the first presentation referred to in our first paragraph.

goodshow commented about Gala Royal Cinema on Aug 27, 2016 at 3:45 am

Owing to the wonder of architectural archives, here is the Royal Cinema in 1939 in its then original new decor. You can’t enlarge the original on-screen, but image-widening is possible by mouse contact.

goodshow commented about Peacock Theatre on Aug 13, 2016 at 1:50 pm

In answer to Tom Orchard (21 August 2014) I have Night Games listed at the then Royalty from 1st December 1966.

goodshow commented about Empire Cinemas - London Haymarket on Aug 10, 2016 at 9:52 am

As in the Carlton, Cultman? I have many adverts from the 60s with the Carlton logo and would be willing to post up if cinematreasures members would like.

goodshow commented about Odeon London Leicester Square on Jun 19, 2016 at 5:09 am

Directly related to Ken Roe’s photo of the Charge of the Light Brigade premiere, added a colour advertisement especially connected to the event

goodshow commented about The last programme on Jun 18, 2016 at 9:53 am

According to my records taken at the time (1968), The ABC General Release of The Anniversary was 18th February, whereas the Up The Junction General Release (ABC) was 10th March.

Allen Eyles' history of ABC Cinemas lists the closing date as 18 MAY 1968, which could have put the last presentation ABC-wise as Reflections in a Golden Eye.

goodshow commented about April 1960 photo credit Steve Lewandowski. on Jun 18, 2016 at 9:30 am

The Blue Note Club even.Charlie Byrd! Epic history going on here!

goodshow commented about Oisin Cinema on Apr 4, 2016 at 10:58 am

Presentation on day of photo. Would imagine one of the many re-releases. 1970s?

goodshow commented about Climax Cinema Club on Mar 15, 2016 at 11:48 am

Cinephone seen here (in the first few seconds of this mini-video) during its avant-garde early 1960s period

goodshow commented about ABC Walton-on-Thames on Jan 16, 2016 at 4:24 am

As an added compliment to the photo in the profile gallery with the two-tone car parked opposite, have uploaded a photo of the feature showing at the time, “JetStorm” directed by Cy Endfield.

This 1959 film had its out of London release some two-thirds of the year through 1959 so the picture date would be around August/September of that year.

goodshow commented about ABC Market Harborough on Dec 26, 2015 at 1:42 pm

I think the previous correspondent (Mr.Rayner) means 1961 referred to in the main text rather than 1971, but the link doesn’t work and we would need the video title of sorts to get round the problem.

In any event from from the first paragraph of the profile, it’s claimed that the cinema was an ABC from the outset in 1939. Probably the new DESIGN of logo was introduced in 1961 then?

What we do have is this old Market Harborough view from the 1950s showing the old design of logo on each side of the main structure

goodshow commented about Cineworld Cinema - Leicester Square on Dec 21, 2015 at 4:35 am

Monday December 21, 2015. BBC Radio interview at length with the CEO of IMAX UK at the Empire telling us all about its technicalities. Comes in at around 20 minutes as part of a Business Britain update

goodshow commented about London Pavilion on Oct 3, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Photo added of presentation at the Pavilion to accompany the post of MoviesWithDad on 1st July 2014. Not well received critically, the Pavilion showing lasted a mere 10 days, from 19 March to 1st April, 1970

goodshow commented about Odeon Norwich on Sep 6, 2015 at 10:25 pm

Meant to include this too.

goodshow commented about Odeon Norwich on Sep 6, 2015 at 10:19 pm

Very much a portentous photo here. Once new road building starts its impossible to stop. Was to remain 5 further years though

goodshow commented about Dominion Theatre on Aug 28, 2015 at 11:23 am

Query to cultman (Feb 19, 2015) did it ever happen- a 50th screening of The Sound of Music at the Dominion?

goodshow commented about Odeon Nottingham on Jul 11, 2015 at 5:49 am

Exactly 50 years ago this fortnight to its original broadcast on ITV television, here’s the link to a mini-video from the archive of the East and West Midlands' universities' media project regarding the then new automatic control system

goodshow commented about Cineworld Cinema - Leicester Square on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:32 am

Ken, the respective website is none other than the Imperial War Museum which has a huge collection of cinemas and impromptu cinema-going the world over during the First and Second World War years;the West End and the Home Counties especially kitted out with sandbags and featuring scores of servicemen and women.

If you can message me on here, I’ll direct you through the eccentric search facility so you can oversee any downloads in future-just in case we get accused of wanton theft and pillage by indiscriminate posting!

goodshow commented about Cineworld Cinema - Leicester Square on Jun 20, 2015 at 12:32 am

I am assuming this photo

is also of the Empire, Leicester Square. More subdued atmosphere due to wartime bombardment period.

goodshow commented about ABC Hanley on Apr 26, 2015 at 1:49 am

Great memory of the Cine-Bowl during its years of magnificent presentations

To qualify for a Sunday 6th June, the year will be 1965,not quite the premiere run but nevertheless among those fabulous cinema-going years.

goodshow commented about ABC Hanley on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:52 pm

Local History feature relating to the post-cinema usage here