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Kaga simpson
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436 of 452  Thu 21st Apr 2016 8:32am  
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The Forum pics Oh God I went there with a girl the film I think it was Rock Hudson and the blind girl (Liz Taylor?) Back row the girl fiddled with her blouse I looked, mind churning Girl said 'I'm sure I had two when I came out' WHAT? 'I'm sure' then the penny clicked She slapped my arm 'Handkerchiefs, silly' 'I always bring two to a weepy'
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LongfordLad
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437 of 452  Thu 21st Apr 2016 5:10pm  
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This sounds like Magnificent Obsession (1954). "The Blind Girl" was played by Jane Wyman.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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438 of 452  Thu 16th Mar 2017 12:07pm  
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The Empire strikes back Big grin Well, not really - this is the old Paris Cinema in Far Gosford Street, and is now a "multi use, music and club venue" It looks like a cinema from the outside - but it's not Oh my Their website is here, and if you check on the news tab you will see that, on 30 May, there is a special event celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Coventry City's FA Cup Final victory Thumbs up
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Kaga simpson
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439 of 452  Sat 8th Apr 2017 11:58am  
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The film 'Gone With The Wind' was the most hyped up film to come to Coventry at the time. My elder sister had planned to take me. Some films kids were not allowed in without a grown up. Jokes were made about gone with the bombs but we should have been counting our blessings. A few years later in either Belgium or Holland a Rex Cinema was showing 'Gone With The Wind' to a packed house, it received a direct hit from a runaway V2 Rocket, nearly three hundred people were killed.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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440 of 452  Sat 8th Apr 2017 1:03pm  
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mcsporran
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441 of 452  Sun 9th Apr 2017 2:51am  
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On 8th Apr 2017 11:58am, Kaga simpson said: . . . years later in either Belgium or Holland a Rex Cinema was showing 'Gone With The Wind' to a packed house, it received a direct hit from a runaway V2 Rocket, nearly three hundred people were killed.
Wikipedia reports it was in Antwerp. The death toll of 567 was the highest ever from a single rocket attack.
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Kaga simpson
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442 of 452  Mon 10th Apr 2017 9:03am  
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mcsporran. It was somewhere near the beginning of April 1945, in Aldershot, I was talking to another Coventry soldier about if we had seen the last of the V2 rockets over London, one had killed a number of people in London a few days before, when he told me about the one in Belgium, so facts were a little hazy in those days.
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Kaga simpson
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443 of 452  Fri 18th Aug 2017 4:32pm  
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. . . when did the Rivoli take over or when did they show Asian pictures . . . Edited by Midland Red, 19th Aug 2017 2:44 pm (Partly copied from post to 'Longford' thread)
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johnwright
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444 of 452  Fri 18th Aug 2017 5:24pm  
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Hi Kaga, I reckon that the Ritz cinema began showing Asian films in the early 1960s. I remember going there in about 1962ish. It had always been called the Rivoli before the Ritz, when we, as kids, started going there in the 1950s.
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Kaga simpson
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445 of 452  Sat 19th Aug 2017 2:13pm  
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johnwright, hi, I think the first of my visits it was still the Dovedale, early thirties, then the Rivoli, so you would miss Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon, Margwa the Red Indian, and early forties, Spencer Tracy in the Northwest Passage, now that was some film for kids, human head in a bag and they were all starving hungry. 'Wow'.
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Dougwesley
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446 of 452  Wed 18th Oct 2017 8:14pm  
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Does anyone remember the Astoria cinema in Earlsdon? It was on the l/h side before the traffic island coming from The Butts college. I saw "Island in the Sun" starring Harry Belafonte in the 60's (boring film). Strangely I can vividly remember exactly at which cinema I saw the different movies I went to see back in the 50's & 60's. Yet I can't recall where I put my car keys yesterday. Weird or what?
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mcsporran
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447 of 452  Wed 18th Oct 2017 9:34pm  
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The Astoria is still there: It's now the Nexus music academy.
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Midland Red
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448 of 452  Sat 18th Nov 2017 9:11pm  
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On 27th Mar 2015 10:50am, dougie said: A good photo here of the Standard Picture House in 1939 from the book, The Coventry we have lost (Volume 2) by David Fry & Albert Smith Standard Picture House 1939
A later version
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Kaga simpson
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449 of 452  Sun 19th Nov 2017 11:04am  
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Midland Red. Yes I believe it to be the first cinema in Coventry in the fifties, with French films - Wages of Fear, Fernandel in many pictures, his face and expressions more than Frankie Howerd, he was so funny. The first films of Brigitte Bardot, opened the eyes of many Coventry girls and much more? Curt Jurgens, U-boat captain in The Enemy Below. Yep the Standard was a favourite cinema of mine. I seem to recall it could have been the first cinema with double seats, but I wouldn't bet on it.
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Wearethemods
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450 of 452  Mon 20th Nov 2017 11:19am  
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The Empire in Hertford Street had double seats at the back of the circle! Big grin
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