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Sitwell Cinema

Dated: 1953

Waiting to watch Pathe News about the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Submitted by jean dennis nee bell on Sat, 30/06/2012 - 21:14


My father was the projectionist at the Sitwell and Mum was an usherette.I remember she received a watch from an anonymous person just saying (to the usherette in the upstairs balcony, for kindness and consideration during a Queen is Crowned)she never found out who it was from!

My father Philip Henry was the manager during and after the war years. Before that he was in its musical trio in the silent days. The cinema was opened in 1928 and closed in 1958. It was built by my grandfather, Thomas Henry. As a lad of 16 or 17 I occasionally helped as cashier, selling tickets. I well remember your father Ron, your Mum and Violet Perkins.

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