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Star Cinema, Glenthorpe Crescent, York Road


Star Cinema, Glenthorpe Crescent, York Road
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11 May 1938 Back view of cinema which was situated on Glenthorpe Crescent, off York Road. Entrance to this part of this cinema cost 4d (less than 2p). Poster advertises current film, Joan Crawford in 'The Bride Wore Red' and Lewis Stone in 'The Man Who Cried Wolf'. The cinema closed in November 1961 the last films were 'Secret Ways' with Richard Widmark and 'Posse from Hell' with Audie Murphy it has since been a bingo hall, snooker hall, and social centre. Now privately owned but still has balcony and projection box, seats from the balcony were retained until 1992.

User Comments:

Name:
betty Crew

Comment:
In the 1950s we kids from the Glenthorpes and Torres were given some old velvet chairs from the back of the screens. They must have been stored there during a refurbishment. The Glenthorpe kids didn't have the pram wheel bogies that the Torre Estate kids owned so we only managed a bonfire about 8 or 9 feet tall at the top of Glenthorpe Terrace on the small patch of spare ground. The Torre kids dragged their 'chumps' up the ginnel in Torre Close to the spare ground next to Burtons' Field. It was so big that the fire brigade had to put it out. We were clearing up the seat springs for days. It took a long time to cool down.

Date:
01-Jul-2009

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Name:
sid cohen

Comment:
I worked as projectionist until 1957 for Goldstones Cinemas who owned Star York Rd,Regal Cinema Hunslet and Tivolli Cinema Middleton. The Kalee projectors were replaced with Westar projectors and Westrex Stereophonic Sound,also Auditorium was fitted with Fluorescent

Date:
01-Jul-2009

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Name:
Brian Heald

Comment:
I remembe very well the ginnel at the top of Torre Close we ued to play cricket on the spare ground at the side of Burtons. Does anybody remember Mr Gisby who lived at 13 Torre Close, he would lend us his cricket equipment any day of the week eccept Sunday. Ialso remember Mrs Gavin very well,we always called her Aunt Maggie. By the way Betty noticed on one of your messages that you did marry Jimmy,and thank you for sharing the fond memories of our childhood thank you Brian.

Date:
11-Jan-2011

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