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Offline filmer01

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Re: The Sittingbourne Odeon reopens
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2015, 09:41:47 »
I also spent many happy hours in there. I still remember sitting at the back of the Circle watching the opening sequence of "The Italian Job" - where the Lambo Muira sweeps up through the mountains - only to get a sharp elbow in my ribs, and a hissed "stop driving it..." from the girlfriend. :)

In the 1960s there wasn't a lot of choice for under 18s and non-drivers, you shouldn't have been in the pubs (ahem.. me, constable?) and I could just make the last 26 bus at 10.10 from the station if I got a wiggle on - either that or beat it to the end of Crescent Street so the driver knew you were running - otherwise it was a long cold 4mile walk.
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Re: The Sittingbourne Odeon reopens
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2015, 23:59:10 »
The Kent on line link shows a picture of the cinema showing a film  A women rebels made in 1936

http://www.nytimes.com/movies/movie/55061/A-Woman-Rebels/overview

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The Sittingbourne Odeon reopens
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 15:48:30 »
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sittingbourne/news/cinema-reopens-six-years-after-29910/

Spent many happy hours in the Odeon. Opened in 1937 by Christopher Stone (BBC) and it is claimed that he was the UK`s first disc jockey. Somewhere in the family archive are two programmes of the opening, one signed by Christopher Stone, but have been unable to find them.

 

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