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triac505 commented about Cinephone Cinema on Apr 13, 2017 at 1:27 pm

I was chief here 1970’s
I feel that I may know you Chris my name is Colin

triac505 commented about ABC Eccles on Nov 12, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Ray I feel that I must know you but not sure

triac505 commented about ABC Eccles on Nov 12, 2016 at 12:49 pm

We used to play Maria-elanor not to sure of the LP for the ice cream breaks and also for the silent trailers. When Ralph was on his day off I used to play something by Joseph Seal. George Parker was a card. A good friend behind The Broadway

triac505 commented about ABC Eccles on Nov 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Yes Ray the boiler house was always the best excuse, the number of times David used the back stairs from the box to fetch him. All of the box staff was fantastic. We was the Broadway family. Mr Mancini sir was delighted by the fact that our “box” was the best in his region, but before I knew who he was I ordered out of the box . . ouch, I did infact later get an apology . . WOW!
When the fone rang we answered it with “hi engine room”. When the Broadway finally closed Ralph went as chief to unit4 cinemas Hulme, I visited him many times, we shared many pints of bitter together, ahh very happy times. Ralph was a great friend and person whose career I based my own life on. I am confused Ray I did not realise Frank took a drink.

triac505 commented about ABC Eccles on Oct 31, 2016 at 5:37 pm

mmm Sorry Derick but management was always vague on projection staff. I was interviewed by the manager of the theatre royal Manchester and employed there, and during a split shift was stopped by the manager who wanted to know who I was and where I was going. He was gob-smacked when he found out. Thankfully Derek as also with Kevin you had your finger on the pulse and knew your staff Colin

triac505 commented about ABC Eccles on Oct 31, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Yes Ray David Adams was the man who put his feet through the newly decorated and seated cinema, and I must add David was a great lad with a barrowful of problems. Unfortunately I lost contact with Ralph in the early 70’s. I rely do want any photo’s or any anecdotes from the Broadway that anyone may have. A huge thank you to Derek for your info but please keep it coming Thanks to all Colin

triac505 commented about ABC Eccles on Sep 27, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Hi Derick I cannot recall you,(apologies) but then again I do forget many people from my past. I do remember Eccles am dram staging Bitter Sweet, What a wonderful show. Yes Mr Mancini Sir was certainly a bad tempered person. I recall he went ballistic one day when he turned up unexpectedly and found that we had not filled in the battery (emergency lighting) log. Jump up and down was an understatement.

triac505 commented about ABC Eccles on Jul 8, 2016 at 1:52 pm

Does anyone remember the re-fit. Mr Mancini was in for an inspection before the suspended scaffold came down . . mmm We had left a cleaners light hanging below the scaffold so the chief Ralph agreed that David the trainee to go up and pull it up. Mr Mancini was getting impatient and started shouting at David ( you didn’t do that to David) and unfortunately he slipped in the roof and straddled a beam, the plaster came falling, Mr Mancini looked skywards with a string of expletives, and David with his 2 legs astride a beam and his feet waggling shouting “Sorry Mr Mancini Sir” Can anyone remember the projectionist “Box” crew then.