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    What we remember about going to an old cinema

    Smoking one side non smoking the opposite side

    The ice cream girls standing near the stage

    Snogging in the back row ha

    The rustling sound of bags sweets

    Those cup juices when someone gets to the bottom of the drink and makes a funny noise with their straw

    Whispering so you dont upset the row behind you

    Sitting behind someone who is tall and you say I CANT SEE

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    Watching adverts before the film, they were grainy and mostly for local Indian restaurants.

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      Long Queues outside waiting for the doors to open

      The assistant shining a torch to your seat

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        There is still an old fashioned cinema here in Christchurch the 'Regent Centre'
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        Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.

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          Intering article on the Pavillion in Ormkskirk one of the old cinemas I used to go to,theres some good pictures at the end!
          http://iangrey.org/Mercia/?p=122

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            ABC 4 screen cinema Belfast 1977

            FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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              this was the cinema i used to go to until about 1983. it closed down and got converted into a bingo hall. :cry: then after that closed down, the building got demolished to make way for some flats. however, that hasn't happened for some reason.

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                The Regent Cinema in Marple is lucky to be independently owned & has hardly changed from the 1980s.

                They always used to have an interval half way through the film, stopped in the 1990s, but had brought it back the last time I was there.

                Boxes of Rowntree's sweets were common snacks I never seemed to see them elsewhere.

                It had a Balcony in the circle which someone once was kicked out for throwing their sweet wrappers off.

                Occasionally they would show an old cartoon before the main film, which looked great on the big screen.
                The Trickster On The Roof

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                  Originally posted by Twocky61 View Post
                  There is still an old fashioned cinema here in Christchurch the 'Regent Centre'
                  Its a good thing some are still around the country

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                    The Plaza in Stockport has been restored to it's original condition, after many years of being a bingo hall.
                    The Trickster On The Roof

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                      Getting in about 5 minutes before the end of the previous showing and staying in your seat until the next
                      Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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                          Double-bills the norm rather than the exception. Being able to stay in your seat and watch the whole programme again if you wished--at least in the cinemas I attended. Pearl and Dean ad reels. Saturday morning cinema clubs for kids. Ads for cigarettes. 'X' cert films--weren't you so proud when you got in to see your first one? Kia-Ora pop in those rectangular plastic containers and tubs of ice-cream with those tiny plastic spoons. Dodgy short documentaries that were often shown prior to the main feature. Putting your arm round your girlfriend and trying for a kiss. The eclectic nature of some of the films and double-bills screened. Each cinema had an individuality that has been lost now that brand multiplexes dominate.

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                            Toilets inside the cinema (and only one screen per cinema!)
                            Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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                              Anyone remember that smell in cinemas when you were a kid ? When smoking was allowed !

                              Mmmmmm.

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