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Author Topic: The former Carlton Cinema on St John's Hill in Sevenoaks  (Read 937 times)

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Offline JohnH

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Re: The former Carlton Cinema on St John's Hill in Sevenoaks
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 17:20:42 »
I understand that the cinema was started by a Mr. Fred Jarvis who had a number of businesses based in the St. John's Hill part of Sevenoaks.  The best-known of these was the taxi business (Sevenoaks Hire Ltd.) which was sold out to Beeline in 1970.  The last bit of the Jarvis empire to survive was the hardware shop called Roma's, which was nearer the bottom of St. John's Hill and presided over by Mrs. Jarvis until it closed in the early 1980s.  But does anyone have further information on the cinema, please?

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Re: The former Carlton Cinema on St John's Hill in Sevenoaks
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 17:09:18 »
When I was little, I used to go on Saturdays to my grandparents who then lived in Greatness Road.  One Saturday afternoon I went with them to that cinema.  I have no idea what the film was as I was far too young, but at least I can say that I went into that building when it was still a cinema.

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The former Carlton Cinema on St John's Hill in Sevenoaks
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 17:25:01 »
What a pity about the ugly new façade appended to the building that used to be the Carlton cinema in Sevenoaks.  If a new façade was needed, it ought surely to have reflected the original design.

 

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