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Glenroyal Cinema


Glenroyal Cinema
Description:
1938 Glenroyal Cinema, New Road Side. Now closed, premises used as a supermarket.

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Name:
S Hallam

Comment:
I remember Saturday matinees spent firing pea shooters at the indians on screen and avoiding the commissionaire who was a giant of a man.

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Name:
Wilf Coombs

Comment:
I remember the commissionaire, his name was Edgar and he would walk up and down the aisles shining the beam of his torch on anyone misbehaving

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Name:
mickmorrell@btinternet..com

Comment:
I confirm the comment by Wilf Coombs.Edgar was also the soure of much baiting.He would patrol up and down the aisles.When he reached the bottom a voice at the rear would sing out "he's up here Edgar" at this point the latter would purposefully walk briskly to the rear and issue a warning to the usual suspects,shining his torch along the row.The Glenroyal and the Imperial were the only cinemas in Horsforth, the former being the most popular.In the early fifties the teenage lads woul go in groups to the cheapest seats ,the stalls,but if taking a girl venture into the circle which was more expensive but avoided your pals who were certain to shout your name out during the performance if spotted.

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mickmorrell@btinternet.com

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Name:
K Greenhalf

Comment:
Yes, I remember Edgar. Didn't his wife also work in the cinema in the kiosk selling tickets and then selling the ice cream in the interval? The two of them seemed to run the whole place between them - or so it seemed to a twelve year old.

Date:
24-Aug-2009

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Name:
Bob

Comment:
There was a 3rd cinema in Horsforth! Who rembers the "Old Tin Tabbernacle" opposite the old Croft surgery at the top of Town Street? ..also http://www.flickr.com/groups/horsforth/

Date:
26-Oct-2009

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Name:
Malcolm

Comment:
I remember going to see "Davy Crockett and the River Pirates at the Glen, it was in the 1950's I guess I was about 10 years old or so. The Art Deco style and furniture were so impressive. O happy days!

Date:
20-Aug-2011

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Name:
R.Hudson

Comment:
I remember going to to this cinema (very early 60's)with my first boyfriend, I cannot remember what we saw, probably a cowboy film, all boys seemed to enjoy cowboy films. Happy carefree days..

Date:
20-Aug-2011

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Name:
Malcolm Lowe

Comment:
I can just about remember the first film that I saw at The Glenroyal. It was Davy Crockett and the River Pirates in about 1955. I was about 10 years old, and lived at 42 Broadgate Crescent in those days.

Date:
28-Dec-2013

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mlowes851@btinternet.com

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