Cube Microplex

Dove Street South,
Bristol, BS2 8JD

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DavidSimpson
DavidSimpson on April 11, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Having visited with the Cinema Theatre Association in July 1999, I finally got to see a film in March 2017! Fortunately, it was well worth the wait, as I saw a stunning print of Powell & Pressburger’s “Black Narcissus”, starring Deborah Kerr and David Farrar.

I was made very welcome by the enthusiastic volunteer staff, who clearly operate the Cube as a real labour of love. The place has a wonderfully ‘independent’ feel about it, and I was delighted to sit with a near full house, a real rarity these days and a testament to the lure of a wonderful film in this lovely atmosphere. I wish all at the Cube all the very best. I only hope it’s not another 18 years before I return!

metal35mm
metal35mm on August 20, 2016 at 7:19 am

We’re in the process of renovating the Cube Auditorium & Stage at the minute, including replacing the screen and the old single Kalee 35 projector and going back to 2 x 35’s again, this time with Kinoton FP30D’s. As soon as we’re finished and the projection room no longer resembles a building site (!) i’ll get some pics from the exact same vantage points as yours above Paulnd, and post them on here. Those pics are just amazing… great to see we’re still using exactly the same tab controllers, and the old rewind room is finally getting a new lease of life again too!

hogge
hogge on August 20, 2016 at 6:48 am

Amazing to see this comment from Paulnd. I’m Hogge, one of the original team that founded the Cube and took the cinema over from the Hagans. Also incredible to see your photos of the projection room from the 70’s. We’d like to invite you over to meet you and talk about your memories. We’d love to know if you have any other photos or memorabilia and/or know the wherabouts of Reg and Anne and others. Take care and hop to hear from you.

paulnd
paulnd on February 5, 2016 at 2:38 pm

Good to see the old place is still showing Films. My first job was projectionist at the Arts Centre from 1969 – 1973 after I left College. At the time we were the only cinema in Bristol that could still show the old nitrate films on the old Kalee 21 projectors. I remember installing the wall lights in the auditorium which we removed from the coffee bar when it closed, I also did a fair amount of re-wiring in the projection box which was in a poor state when I joined. There were only four full time staff then. Reg Allsop was the general manager, Anne Godfrey in charge of film programming, Sonia running the box office, and myself showing the films and looking after the occasional small scale touring theatre shows we bought in. Happy days.