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I REMEMBER in the 70s going to the pictures for the matinee. It took about three hours of the Saturday up so mom could go shopping.

I remember people used to clap and cheer before and after a film. People were more spirited in those days.

Posh70

I WELL remember Saturday matinees at the Sutton Odeon. I was the assistant manager there during the late-70s. I really enjoyed the great atmosphere the kids generated, it took me back to my own carefree days.

Zoomsplat

THOSE were the days. I can remember Perry Barr Odeon fondly. We used to pay a 'tanner' (six old pence) for the whole show. When it was your birthday, they used to send you a card that permitted you and a friend free entry.

SilverClive

WE used to go to the Rock, Capitol and Beaufort Cinemas. The Rock and Beaufort are long gone now. Don't know if the Capitol is still there.

Sensible
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