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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

 by davidnic , Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:59 pm

Hi. I used to be a projectionist at the Grove, Dudley Road, up until about 6 months before it closed. It was taken over by Asians and I remember having to show their films. The condition of the film was so bad, there were usually no leaders or ends on the actual reels, so it was very difficult to know if you've put on the reels in the right sequence!

Just before closing of the cinema, I think the Asians thought they could run it cheaply by employing their own staff, so one night everyone working there at the time were ushered into the foyer and told not to return to work the next day! I felt sorry for the manager who had worked there for over 30 years!...to have to hand in his keys just like that...no notice...nothing!

Funny antidote. We had so many complaints about rain coming in through the ceiling. I went up into the roof one day and to my surprise there were over a hundred buckets to catch the rain!

Towards the end, it was a flea pit...but what memories!

davidnic

Thread overview

Subject Author Date
Lost Cinemas of Brum Sheldonboy Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:02 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum toady Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:26 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:36 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:35 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum PJ Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:42 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:22 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:15 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:40 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:44 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum PJ Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:19 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:44 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum signman Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:36 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:28 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:36 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:52 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:07 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:54 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:24 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum toady Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:22 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:25 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum toady Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:11 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum toady Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:13 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:42 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:38 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:06 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:19 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum toady Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:46 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:04 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum PJ Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:46 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:42 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum PJ Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:36 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:21 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum toady Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:30 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:00 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:51 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:25 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum PJ Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:55 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:13 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:52 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:42 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:58 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:11 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum PJ Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:09 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:08 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:02 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:37 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:25 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:30 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum signman Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:58 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:46 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum signman Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:47 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:58 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:59 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:03 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:04 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:04 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:05 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:59 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:48 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:57 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:49 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum xuanxanh99 Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:35 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum davidnic Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:59 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:02 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:07 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:45 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum mikejee Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:00 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum mikejee Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:03 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum jk1 Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:21 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:33 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum jk1 Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:26 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:10 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:41 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum winkle Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:39 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:50 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:17 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:24 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:28 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:37 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:59 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:12 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:00 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:35 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum signman Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:14 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:12 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:27 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:57 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar Fri May 06, 2011 9:58 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Templer Fri May 06, 2011 10:17 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Sat May 07, 2011 7:25 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum signman Sat May 07, 2011 8:28 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Sat May 07, 2011 9:26 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum davidnic Sat May 07, 2011 11:06 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar Mon May 09, 2011 5:57 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar Mon May 09, 2011 6:18 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Tue May 10, 2011 7:04 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Tue May 10, 2011 9:08 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Tue May 10, 2011 7:56 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Tue May 10, 2011 8:01 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar Tue May 10, 2011 8:05 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Tue May 10, 2011 8:17 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Tue May 10, 2011 8:22 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Tue May 10, 2011 8:24 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Tue May 10, 2011 8:28 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar Wed May 11, 2011 5:50 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Wed May 11, 2011 6:15 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Wed May 18, 2011 7:58 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum signman Wed May 18, 2011 8:12 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Wed May 18, 2011 10:40 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum mikejee Wed May 18, 2011 12:56 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Wed May 18, 2011 1:16 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Wed May 18, 2011 7:37 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Wed May 18, 2011 7:45 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Wed May 18, 2011 8:22 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Wed May 18, 2011 8:31 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Wed May 18, 2011 8:37 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum signman Thu May 19, 2011 5:58 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Thu May 19, 2011 8:13 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Thu May 19, 2011 10:13 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum signman Thu May 19, 2011 10:19 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Thu May 19, 2011 10:52 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar Thu May 19, 2011 8:46 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Thu May 19, 2011 9:09 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Thu May 19, 2011 9:26 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Thu May 19, 2011 9:57 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar Sat May 21, 2011 5:46 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Sat May 21, 2011 6:02 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Sat May 21, 2011 6:39 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Sat May 21, 2011 8:58 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Sat May 21, 2011 9:13 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar Mon May 23, 2011 7:19 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Mon May 23, 2011 7:31 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar Tue May 24, 2011 9:44 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Tue May 24, 2011 11:04 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Thu May 26, 2011 8:44 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar Fri May 27, 2011 7:20 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Fri May 27, 2011 7:59 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Fri May 27, 2011 9:33 pm
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Sat May 28, 2011 8:33 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Sat May 28, 2011 10:31 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Sat May 28, 2011 10:32 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman Sat May 28, 2011 11:18 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Sat May 28, 2011 11:40 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:00 am
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:10 am
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum Voltman Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:29 pm
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum handlebar Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:19 pm
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum phil Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:18 pm
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum Sheldonboy Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:50 pm
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum handlebar Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:15 pm
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum phil Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:17 pm
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum handlebar Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:00 pm
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum phil Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:12 pm
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum handlebar Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:42 pm
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum astoness Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:30 pm
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum astoness Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:33 pm
 

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