New Theatre

George Street,
Oxford, OX1 2AG

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CF100 on August 23, 2018 at 5:44 pm

Having a look at various photos on the web—this place certainly has a very impressive—if somewhat overbearing—proscenium!

I actually prefer the more muted colour scheme in Ian’s 1986 photo than the current look.

LARGE_screen_format: I’m assuming Dolby Stereo wasn’t installed for the “Star Wars” presentation?

The first film I saw in a cinema was “The Jungle Book” (1967) during its run as a re-release in the mid-80s. Alas, this was in the local Coronet, which although it was once a lovely “streamline moderne” 1930s Odeon, had seen better days and was badly subdivided.

But then a few years later I then “discovered” Empire 1 and found shangri-la. :–)

LARGE_screen_format on August 22, 2018 at 7:18 am

The first movie that I saw at any cinema was Star Wars at New Theatre, Oxford. Been a movie fan ever since! :o)

Ian on May 25, 2013 at 10:49 am

1986 shot of the art deco auditorium which bears a passing similarity to the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham