The Tup’ney Rush 4

THE TUP’NEY RUSH By Eric Fowler Take Four The Danilo was the largest of three cinemas in Hinkley, having 1,100 seats with tickets from 1/6d to 3/4d and a huge CinemaScope screen. Met by the area supervisor, I was embarrassed to be present at his sacking of the resident manager who was to be replaced […]

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The Tup’ney Rush 3

THE TUP’NEY RUSH By Eric Fowler Take Three Having started at the bottom of the cinema business at the Lido, Golders Green progress was swift. After three months I was made foreman, in charge of usherettes and doorman’s duties. I got a badge and the chance to help with publicity stunts. Three months on I […]

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The Tup’ney Rush 2

THE TUP’NEY RUSH By Eric Fowler Take Two My second projector came in 1941 when I was 12, hand wound, it had a gate to take 9.5 mm film with centre sprocket holes. The light source a 60w bulb in a lamp house. Top and bottom reels would take 3 minute shorts or cartoons, but […]

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The Show must go on

The Show must go on – With a little bit of luck We are giving video shows in the near future to a variety of organisations. The Hove reform Church, St Leonard`s Church Portslade, Ferring Riffers Club, Arundel Rotary Club and the Ramblers Association Worthing. On the 4th January this year, we visited St Andrew`s […]

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The Tup’ney Rush 1

THE TUP’NEY RUSH by Eric Fowler Take 1   My life has centred around show business, much of it revolving with the flickering shadows cast by a turning reel of film. My sister, required to look after me, pulled me into the scramble for seats in the frightening blackness of the ‘twopenny’ (‘tup’ney’) rush on […]

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7 Weeks in Summer

Seven Weeks in Summer 2004 The second part of our club evening on Wednesday 15th September included a viewing of our latest completed film by director Chris Hodson; a documentary which was shot in conjunction with the Ferring Amateur Dramatic Society, or FADS for short. Chris spoke about the project at the start of the […]

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