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By mike walker on 2017-12-18 19:51:05
I used to go to the Saturday matinee at the Devonshire in the 1950s and it was utter bedlam - children fighting, running, climbing over the seats, throwing food until a Loony Tunes cartoon came which was watched with rapt attention but then it was like an explosion at the end.
By Premier Cinema on 2017-12-01 11:54:44
What a great cinema the Premier was in the 60s. Saw lots of films here like Zulu, Bullitt, Jungle Book and the last film there was Kes the film by Ken Loach. Golden days. The Premier turned into a garage then a Muslim greengrocers which it still is today. Walter from Cheetham hill, now in Bury
By CINEMAS IN CHEETHAM HILL, 1950S on 2017-10-13 12:48:27
We used to go to the cinema - The Shakespeare on Halliwell Lane, The Greenhill or The Premier on Cheetham Hill Road, The Temple near to Queens Road or The Odeon. There was another cinema called The Globe on Thomas Street, but I was never allowed to go there as it was known as "The Bug Hut". Behind the Shakespeare Picture House was a large piece of rough ground, which I think was a bomb site full of broken bricks, slates and suchlike. We used to go and play there and play "house", marking out the house and rooms with broken bricks. On one occasion I remember a boy throwing a flat piece of asbestos and it narrowly missed my eye. Imagine leaving asbestos there! Val M.
By Anne Lawler on 2017-08-01 15:39:20
I remember the Premier picture house, my parents took me for my 10th birthday, can't remember what film though!
By Cinema Memories on 2017-07-31 10:49:46
I used to live on Simons Street, near Heaton Street, Higher Broughton. I remember the Shakespeare Cinema and the Devonshire Cinema, on Devonshire Street. We used to go to the kids matinees – Batman and Superman! We also went to the County Cinema on Saturday morning – Hopalong Cassidy! Then in the afternoon we went to the Rialto!We also regularly went to the County Cinema, for Saturday Matinees. David Bialich
By THE PREMIERE CINEMA on 2017-02-08 21:43:18
There were two streets at the side of The Premiere Cinema in Cheetham Hill. People who lived in those streets got free tickets to go in, as a lot of cars used to park on the streets. Eddie
By Cheetham Hill Cinemas on 2016-12-15 10:52:08
The Premiere Cinema was the most expensive cinema to go in. The Globe Cinema was on Thomas Street ( locally known as The Bug Hut) Jean Edwards
By Bijou Cinema, Salford on 2016-10-28 09:47:08
I remember the Bijou cinema on Broughton Rd, near Lissadel Street in Salford. There were steps going up to the cinema. When we were kids we used to sit on the steps. Pendleton Lads Club was on this site before the Bijou cinema. John Catterall
By Premiere Cinema, Cheetham Hill on 2016-10-22 14:31:27
In 1958 after the Munich air disaster, I collected contributions from the general public in the Premier Cinema for a full week. I recognised the sweet display of the foyer of the cinema straightaway. Barry Davidson
By Cheetham Hill Memories on 2016-08-30 11:00:32
Marjorie Maddison was a regular visitor to The Premiere Cinema, Cheetham Hill. Here are the lyrics to the ABC Minors song......also sung by her in the Oral Histories section on this site...... Words to The ABC Minors Song "We are the boys and girls well known As the minors of the ABC And every Saturday we line up, to see the films we like And shout aloud with glee. We love to laugh and have a sing song Such a happy crowd are we. We're all pals together we're the minors of the ABC"