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dutchman
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451 of 461  Sun 10th Apr 2016 3:03pm  
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Not in Coventry, the manager of the Gaumont threatened to shut off the projector if anyone left their seats during the performance.
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Kaga simpson
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452 of 461  Sun 10th Apr 2016 5:24pm  
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Think I must have had a senior turn, 'Brick in the wall' was about twenty years later.
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slash1
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453 of 461  Sun 10th Apr 2016 8:36pm  
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Definitely different to my recollection, but may well be correct.
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Ken Dickson
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454 of 461  Mon 11th Apr 2016 1:10am  
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I remember the film 'The Blackboard Jungle' very well, it became a cult movie. The soundtrack featured the song Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets as mentioned in other posts. Also mentioned is the Gaumont cinema where I was fortunate to see live in 1957 Bill Haley and the Comets.
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Kaga simpson
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455 of 461  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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456 of 461  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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457 of 461  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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458 of 461  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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459 of 461  Sat 8th Apr 2017 1:03pm  
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mcsporran
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460 of 461  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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461 of 461  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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