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Cinema back in action.

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Feed The Goat, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    Late night Rocky Horror two or three times a year - build it and the dressed up crowd will come, make that a thing. Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music, Cult Classics, Golden Oldies - late night showings to pick up the crowd kicking out of the Sun and Floodgate initially, build it up from there.

    Get the Stafford Film Theatre back in house.

    Get an alcohol licence if at all possible, get yourselves a bar - that would go some way to ensure survival.

    I think you're right and it could work. But it won't be a gold mine; so as long as you're not expecting it to be one - a la the ethos @ the Floodgate - you could keep it turning over and enjoy it in the process.

    Put Withnail & I on and i'll be first in line for tickets.
     
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  2. BobClay

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    Yes I know they were corny, and as you can see the special effects didn't involve computer graphics (no such thing then.) But as a kid at the Sandonia I was thoroughly entertained by these pix (they may well have been X certificated, but that didn't mean much at the San. :teef:)

    And don't get me started on the Samurai flix, many of which were later converted into westerns.

    Haruo Nakajima and Momoko Kôchi on the set of Godzilla (Gojira), 1954.

    Godzilla.jpg
     
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  3. Tumble weed

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    The old cinema reopens this afternoon , around 5 showing a selection of films :)
     
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  4. Mudhoney

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    Apparently, according to my other-half, the cinema will not attempt to compete with the Odeon by showing new films instead it will screen
    classics like Singing In The Rain at a fiver a time. Sounds good to me. I'd love to see big ol' films like Dr Zhivago, Laurence Of Arabia, The Searchers etc on the large screen. Ealing comedies too would be fun. I saw Casablanca a few years ago on the big screen and it was terrific.
    At a fiver a pop I'd certainly be a regular customer.
     
  5. Tilly

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    Lavender Hill Mob and a carry out from the Floodgate?

    Maybe a Slocombe Season, with pies and gravy
     
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  6. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    I love all the older films, especially the Ealing comedies. Unfortunately none of the telly stations show them these days.
    I'd pay a fiver to go and see them.
     
  7. BobClay

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    There's a huge selection of films from back in the day which rarely make it to the TV these days. That's a great idea.
     
  8. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Pimlico Rock and Passport to Brighton......
     
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  11. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Might it be an idea for a member of the admin 'team' to rename this thread now the cinema is no longer for sale?
     
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  12. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    That would appear to have happened - do keep up.
     
  13. Withnail

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    Is your Journey really necessary?
     
  14. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Unless the seating has been changed to newer, more comfortable chairs, I won’t be going.
     
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    There's a real shoestring budget air at the old cinema, for understandable reasons, but £11 for two tickets and a can of pop I won't grumble!

    Two things : there's a bit of a soggy smell that suggests flooding somewhere perhaps? It's not offensive but it's definitely there.
    And:
    The heating in screen 1 is via high wall mounted fan heaters now, which is a bit of an auditory/ sensory struggle for those with sensitivities to that kind of thing, so special needs parents might want to be aware.
     
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    Apparently the heating bill costs £500 a week, so opening in the winter is a real test...
     
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    "Unless the seating has been changed to newer, more comfortable chairs, I won’t be going."

    Time to start burning the chairs, then
     
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    And that’s why you invest in air conditioning and insulation. Could probably even do the LCBEP grant for it
     
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    Went to the old new cinema tonight. It was warm, the popcorn was £1.50 and the staff were really friendly. Will definitely be back.
     
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  20. Glam

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    Which film did you watch?
     

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