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A plea for some help.  I remember the Grove Cinema , but does anyone remember exactly where it was? I''ve found out that it was on the corner of Kirke White Street and Mayfield Grove, but which corner?

As you stood on Kirke White Street, looking down Mayfield Grove was it on your left or your right?  Which street was the entrance on? 

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Thanks Brew. I've now seen a higher resolution copy of that photo. The street name on the front of the cinema is clearly "Mayfield Grove", so that definitely locates it. The car is parked on Kirke White Street East, next to the Ginnel behind the cinema.

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Looks like the fella has just ditched the girl in the black dress...he's hotfooting it ...and she's sobbing.

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Moving to Daybrook in the 60s and having to find a job to fit in with hubby getting home from work I worked at the Lucky 7 bingo hall at Daybrook  now it was on Ribblesdale Road and it used to be a cinema sorry can't recall the name,  can any member help?

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Me, again ... now I'm on the hunt for the exact location of the Forum Cinema - Aspley Lane.  Rumour has it that it was near the junction with Melbourne Road. Google street-view hasn't been any help. In the picture I have - branded 'Leyland' - there is a distinctive residential property on the left side, and I can't even find that. 

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Hi Dave. As I recall, the doctors on the corner of Grannis Drive/Aspley Lane was the site of a petrol station/garage. Next to it (city side) the now residential home was the site of the Forum cinema.

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Mammoth thank-you both ... that was incredibly fast !  The information will be going on the CinemaTreasures site.

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For a few years the Forum building was taken over by Leyland Office Equipment.

As a lad we went to the Forum on Saturday afternoons for the 3d kids show.

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Catfan, Just read your post above and thought bl**dy heck 3D movies in 1960, that was a bit advanced then I realised that you meant threepence. it amazing how technology warps your thinking.

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3D movies were around in the mid to late 50's, we had to wear those glasses with one lens green the other red or the movie would have been unwatchable.

 

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25 minutes ago, Ayupmeducks said:

3D movies were around in the mid to late 50's

You comment made me look up 3D movies on Wiki and the first public showing was in September 1922 and they too used the red/green format in the dual film strip. You are quite right the "golden era" for 3D movies was between 1952 - 1954

The red/green glasses were called anaglyph glasses. It is quite an interesting article and you never stop learning.

I went to see one of the Star Wars movies in 3D, fantastic..

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Could be wrong..but during the 6 weeks holidays the Cavendish opened for matinees for kids...for a tanner?

Saw Bridge over the river Kwai and a weird film where a bloke is on a planet full of girls!

Not going bonkers am i?

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I remember the Dandy or Beano (or both) having 3D editions. A pair of cardboard framed red/green glasses given away with the comic.

 

It never seemed to work for me. I could never get the 3D effect.

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I’ve been to the Moulin Rouge on a few occasions - that was what they now call an art house. 

Can’t remember where it was - somewhere around Mansfield Rd up from Shakespeare St?

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It used to face Trinity Square.  There was a Moulin Rouge restaurant just a few doors up.

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I lived 2 mins away from that Cinema Martyn..facing Victoria Station..Cross Keys next door.

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