Following my post on Monday I had a dig around the local cinemas and the multis have gone completely mad. Is this the most number of screens showing a film ever?
T Wells is showing HP 29 times on Sat & Sun, I worked out it’s on seven out of nine screens. That’s insane. It can only be as I surmised, sod the film, it’s just a siren song to get you in to buy more carbonated beverages. Rather like the way we let Tesco sell $150m blockbusters for £8.97 as a loss leader for bananas.
Don’t you think we are rather undervaluing our key product?
On a lighter note someone kindly dropped in this old photograph, which I have never seen, of The Picture House. It’s around 1947 as far as I can make out although it may be a year or two later as The PH was very behind release in those days. The poster shows Dead Reckoning with Humphrey Bogart and a crappy Old Mother Riley comedy as the main draw that week.
It’s kind of the same but different. Here it is now, it’s a bit like spot the difference. Fascinating stuff. They also left an old programme from 1938 which I shall scan and upload later.
If anybody out there has other pictures or stuff that I can borrow to scan or stories from the “olden” days then I’d love to hear them. It’s only five years to our centenary and our archive is rather empty, I have almost no old pictures and I’d love to have one of the old single screen interior. I can picture it in my head but until they finally release that recording thing from Brainstorm that’s no good to anyone.