Very unprofessional and not to be tollerated by the manager, Harry Murray. We fill up the meter before the show and bill them later,. Unable to lock the bolts or move the ramp I had no alternative but to stick my shoulder against the flap and think strong. Victor Borge was the last person to appear on the Gaumont stage in about a week before the theatre was torn apart criminally! As the Gaumont stage was over six feet higher than the stalls this problem had to be solved. I used to go to the Gaumont before it was twinned. We’d timed it so that the curtains would rise just as the band passed the front seats.
After working late on a technical problem at the Gaumont in , I and a colleague, were only thinking that we would be in our beds in half an hour or so. Largely set up by medical man Dr Ralph T Tupp, along with several other enthusiastic, prominent, businessmen in November , the company opened the doors of its first cinema, in Dublin, on April 9. Thor – Saturday 2nd March. Around the building was revamped in readiness for the many stage shows of the sixties. Prince Charles even commented that the Sheffield building looked like something from outer space. You can adjust your cookie settings , otherwise we’ll assume you’re okay to continue.
Posted June 8, Allen Eyles in Gaumont British Cinemas said the Regent was one of the few British cinemas to bear comparison with the best work done in America by Thomas Lamb and others. Posted March 11, We fill up the meter before the show and bill them later.
Boltmaker John from Keighley on February 22, at 6: Posted February 20, The ABC was where I went as a child on a Saturday morning Loved the series that they showed that left you on a cliffhanger at the end of each episode But the Gaumont was a step up in class – absolutely fantastic and very posh. With a straight face I explain that gau,ont we are normally a cinema with only occasional stage shows, all electricity.
Must have been taken late 60s, early 70s after twinning. There are lots of pictures on http: You need to be a abrkers in order to leave a comment.
Gaumont Sheffield in Sheffield, GB – Cinema Treasures
Do you have any photo’s or stuff from the barekrs When the cinema was converted from 1 to 2 screens he pointed out that they had a JCB in the building, digging out to make screen one deeper and that when the 3rd screen was added, an extention was built on the roof which at first wasn’t insulated, so in winter the audience froze and in summer it was boiling.
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Sign up for a new account in our community. As a compromise the last twelve inches of the ramp ppool hinged and a pair of door bolts fitted underneath. All vestiges of the original decoration was removed and the two curtain-walled auditoriums opened on 23rd July with seating for in the sheffild balcony and 1, in the former stalls. With time catching up on the building, it was modernised in and closed during October Just can’t resist this picture.
Retro: History of cinemas in Barker’s Pool, Sheffield
Posted February 16, Trumpeting the opening night on August 20,the Star announced all the razzamataz of showbusiness would make the occasion one to remember. Do you have any references about the trade fairs and when was it used as a shelter?
Posted September 28, Largely set up by medical man Dr Ralph T Tupp, along with several other enthusiastic, prominent, businessmen in Novemberthe company opened the doors of its first cinema, in Dublin, on April 9. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.
Sign In Sign Up. In October it was closed for twinning. Posted June 9, Very unprofessional and not to be tollerated by the manager, Harry Murray.
The screen itself was unique and was rolled sideways into a huge vertical roll to clear the stage for live performances. As a twin Gaumont Cinema in Summer Sign in Already have an account?
Not the greatest picture but hey.
Obviously, we thought, someone’s nephew. Rather than sound badkers whistle, the Sergeant ran his truncheon along the roadside railings creating an awful racket.
Closed for twinning ; finally closed Subsequent use: