Cinemas of your hometown


(LankyFellow) #1

Do anyone knows forgotten cinemas,maybe in his hometown ?
In this one i’ve seen ‘Johnny Hamlet’ and ‘No room to die’ in the early 80’s.

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Cinemas_of_your_hometown


(Silvanito) #2

It’s the same in most countries I think, a lot of the old cinemas are gone


(scherpschutter) #3

The cinemas in my hometown are all gone, but this is maybe a good opportunity to honour those buildings where I first saw my spaghetti westerns. Excellent idea, LankyFellow


(korano) #4

There is a Cinerama in my town. As well as some old 70’s grindhouse type theatre that smells. I saw No Country for Old Men in an old style theatre where the theatre was a seperate building.


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #5

I doubt there are any grindhouse theatres left in my town. Too bad. Its all corporate owned giant multiplex cinemas complete with 12 dollar popcorn now.


(Phil H) #6

Someone already compiled a list of the defunct cinemas from my childhood area. It makes for interesting but sad reading.

http://brind.tv/html/cinemas/cinemasofwalthamstow.html

This is just in the Walthamstow area of London. (although the Savoy shown about half way down the page is actually in Leyton and was my local as a kid). As it stands now there is not a single cinema operating of any kind in the entire borough when there used to be half a dozen or so when I was growing up and twice that number when my parents were young. When Alfred Hitchcock was a young man (he was born and raised in this area) they even used to make films here.

Probably the saddest loss is the old Granada Cinema in Hoe St. That was a true picture palace with a sumptuous interior that seated over 2,600 people and presented live shows as well as films. The building still exists, just, but is in a terrible state and plans are afoot to demolish it just as soon as they can get around its historic building listed regulations. It will be a truly sad day for me when they finally knock this treasure down. Here’s some more details on its history:

http://brind.tv/html/cinemas/60th.html


(I...I...Idiot) #7

I actually live in a town called Waltham in Massachusetts. There is an indie theater but it’s new. There are 2 old theater’s I know of in Harvard Square in Cambridge about 10 minutes away. One of them is the Brattle Theater & they only play old movies. I should check to see if they play an sw’s.


(scherpschutter) #8

Stealing LankyFellows wonderful idea, I wrote an article on the cinemas that introduced me to wonderful world of the Italian western when I was still a boy:

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Cinemas_of_your_Hometown_-_Eindhoven


(LankyFellow) #9

[quote=“scherpschutter, post:8, topic:1741”]Stealing LankyFellows wonderful idea, I wrote an article on the cinemas that introduced me to wonderful world of the Italian western when I was still a boy:

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Cinemas_of_your_Hometown_-_Eindhoven[/quote]

Great,that you did it,Sherps :wink:
Its a little bit difficult for me,to write such a long article in english.
Sometimes it takes very long to find some words to formulate what i mean.
Maybe its because i’m to lazy :smiley:

In a Giuliano Gemma thread you metioned a cinema in Eindhoven,that would have been my first question,if you’re not already have written the article.

A long time ago (early 90’s) i’ve been there for a few days and had a lot of fun :slight_smile:


(LankyFellow) #10

Wonderful contribution
and its exactly like you say - very interesting to read,but it makes me sad to see these old buildings become lost.


(Phil H) #11

[quote=“scherpschutter, post:8, topic:1741”]Stealing LankyFellows wonderful idea, I wrote an article on the cinemas that introduced me to wonderful world of the Italian western when I was still a boy:

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Cinemas_of_your_Hometown_-_Eindhoven[/quote]

I really enjoyed reading this Scherp. But this whole topic makes me so depressed. What is the world coming to when there is no place for real cinemas anymore?


(Silvanito) #12

At least there is blu-ray :smiley: :’(


(I...I...Idiot) #13

On a similar but different theme, the same is going on with the newspaper industry. Gone one day will be the tangible paper that once graced many a tables over the world as well as the images of famous headlines like ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ or ‘Japan Surrenders’. Music has already gone away from tangible forms to MP3 etc.