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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum

 by Sheldonboy , Sat May 07, 2011 7:25 am

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I was born in Harborne (1939) and spent all my money in 'The Old Harborne' (The Picture House) and the Royalty. There were cinemas (and often two or three) in every district. We didn't go to the pictures to see the news, we went to be entertained. A three hour programme was the norm with the main feature and a b film, plus news, trailers and often a topical magazine such as 'This Modern Age'. All this for about 4p in the cheap seats. The Royalty (now still on Bingo) was an ABC house while the 'Old Harborne' (now still the village social club) was on the Gaumont circuit. Going to the pictures was an event. In most places you opened the doors to be greeted by what I now know was Jeyes fluid. It seems that in the silent days they sprayed it on the great unwashed British public. On weekends you queued for a long time as the shows were continuous (not separate as now) so folk went in at any point in the programme and sat through till it reached where they came in. Often folk would stay through again and no-one bothered. The Birmingham Mail carried a complete list of every cinema programme every night of the week. The trouble was almost all the ABC were showing the same programme as were Odeon and Gaumont cinemas, so choice was somewhat limited, though most programmes started Mon to Wed and Thurs to Sat with old films on Sunday for one day only. I went to the City cinemas on the odd occasion and to others you've mentioned. They were happy days indeed. (David Groves now living in Southend)


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Lost Cinemas of Brum Sheldonboy 01.13.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum toady 01.13.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 01.13.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.15.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum PJ 01.15.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.17.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 01.17.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.13.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 01.13.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum PJ 01.13.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 01.16.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum signman 01.16.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.18.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.18.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.15.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 01.17.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.14.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.14.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum toady 01.14.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.16.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum toady 01.16.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum toady 01.16.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.23.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 01.20.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.19.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.14.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum toady 01.14.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.16.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum PJ 01.16.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 01.23.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum PJ 01.23.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.14.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum toady 01.14.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.16.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.23.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.14.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum PJ 01.14.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.16.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.30.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 01.16.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 01.24.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.14.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum PJ 01.15.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 01.17.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 01.16.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 02.01.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 08.30.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 08.30.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum signman 08.30.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman 11.02.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum signman 11.02.2010
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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 11.02.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 11.02.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum 11.02.2010
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman 11.02.2010
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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum davidnic 02.12.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 02.12.2011
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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 02.12.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum mikejee 02.12.2011
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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum jk1 02.22.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 02.22.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum jk1 02.25.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 02.25.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 02.25.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum winkle 03.01.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 03.01.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman 03.01.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 03.01.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman 03.01.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman 03.01.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 03.01.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman 03.02.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 03.02.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman 02.22.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum signman 02.22.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 02.22.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman 02.22.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 02.22.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar 05.06.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Templer 05.06.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.07.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum signman 05.07.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.07.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum davidnic 05.07.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar 05.09.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar 05.09.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.10.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.10.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.10.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.10.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar 05.10.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.10.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.10.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.10.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.10.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar 05.11.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.11.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman 05.18.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum signman 05.18.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.18.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum mikejee 05.18.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.18.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.18.2011
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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.18.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.18.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.18.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum signman 05.19.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman 05.19.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.19.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum signman 05.19.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.19.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar 05.19.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.19.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.19.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.19.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar 05.21.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.21.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.21.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.21.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.21.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar 05.23.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.23.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum handlebar 05.24.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.24.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.26.2011
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RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.27.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.27.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.28.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.28.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 05.28.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Voltman 05.28.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 05.28.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum Sheldonboy 06.03.2011
RE: Lost Cinema's of Brum phil 06.03.2011
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum Voltman 06.03.2011
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum handlebar 06.03.2011
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum phil 06.03.2011
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum Sheldonboy 06.03.2011
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum handlebar 06.03.2011
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum phil 06.03.2011
RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum handlebar 06.04.2011
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RE: Lost Cinemas of Brum handlebar 06.04.2011
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