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    Quote Originally Posted by mickd1961 View Post
    In truth that was my first film with my dad in 1965 BB.

    What a coincidence.
    That is a coincidence, because I must have been 3 or 4, so 1975/76.

    I didn't know they just showed popular films on and off (or was it continually?) like that in those days, but I suppose without video that was the only way they carried milking it.

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    Disney didn’t release their high grossing animation movies to video for quite a while after you could buy/rent videos if I remember correctly

    They just released them periodically on the cinema around holidays

    Off topic the first video I remember watching, I must have seen some before but don’t remember them was First Blood with my uncles I was definitely not 18 great movie tho
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    My mom took me to see my first movie at the Odeon on Birmingham New Street. We went to see a re run of Mary Poppins and we were sat in the upper tier. Mom encouraged me to throw popcorn and spoonfuls of ice cream from the balcony at people below. I think I may have been about four years old at the time. Happy days.

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    I think it would have been Wizard of Oz or Snow White whichever came out first. My favourite as a kid was Zulu. Went three times to the Regal Picture House in Handsworth to see it. Still like it to this day. They should do a remake. With all the technology they have in films today they could make it so realistic in the mould of Saving Private Ryan. When someone got a spear in them instead of a drop of tomato sauce appearing on the uniform, the soldiers guts would spill out. Splendid stuff.

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    Far too long ago to remember what my first film was! The earliest two that I remember were science fiction. The first, I cannot remember the name, had aliens with huge saucer sized eyes, and they could levitate themselves, the aliens, not just their eyes, to peer through bedroom windows..........! See, there must be pervs even in the alien population! The other film was a classic, Forbidden Planet, starring Robbie the Robot, anyone remember it?

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    Must have been a Gene Autry or Roy Rodgers job at the Saturday morning matinee at the Gaumont in course.
    Wolvo. Along with Dan Dare of course.

    How about the last movie you watched at the Cinema. "Yesterday" me, about a week ago and very good it was too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kettering_baggie View Post
    Far too long ago to remember what my first film was! The earliest two that I remember were science fiction. The first, I cannot remember the name, had aliens with huge saucer sized eyes, and they could levitate themselves, the aliens, not just their eyes, to peer through bedroom windows..........! See, there must be pervs even in the alien population! The other film was a classic, Forbidden Planet, starring Robbie the Robot, anyone remember it?
    Classic, you're not kidding.

    You have to admire a Robot that knows what he wants!!

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    Didn't see it first time round, it came out in 1956 can you believe, Leslie Nielsen was in it. Caught up with it about 20 yrs ago, great fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOODLANDSWOLF View Post
    Must have been a Gene Autry or Roy Rodgers job at the Saturday morning matinee at the Gaumont in course.
    Wolvo. Along with Dan Dare of course.

    How about the last movie you watched at the Cinema. "Yesterday" me, about a week ago and very good it was too.
    Ah those Saturday morning pictures Woody - who could forget them. We used to have Champion the Wonder Horse, Hopalong Cassidy, Lone Ranger etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOODLANDSWOLF View Post
    .......How about the last movie you watched at the Cinema. "Yesterday" me, about a week ago and very good it was too.
    Rocketman starring Taron Egerton as Elton John. Went to see it at the Electric Cinema in Birmingham with the wife a few weeks ago. Twas a good filum sir, highly recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albionic68 View Post
    Rocketman starring Taron Egerton as Elton John. Went to see it at the Electric Cinema in Birmingham with the wife a few weeks ago. Twas a good filum sir, highly recommended.
    I caught that one as well about a month ago. Thought it was OK, preferred "Yesterday" myself. Just personal taste of course. Mind you in both cases I thought the boys did a great job with the songs, most impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albionic68 View Post
    Rocketman starring Taron Egerton as Elton John. Went to see it at the Electric Cinema in Birmingham with the wife a few weeks ago. Twas a good filum sir, highly recommended.
    Nice comfy sofas at the Electric, you should try the Everyman in the Mailbox, if you haven't already.

    My last film was the new Taratino film Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. A bit slow still great.

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    I think Rocketman was the first "grownup" film I had seen at the picture house for over forty years! All of the others were kids movies when mine were growing up. Some great movies amongst them though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOODLANDSWOLF View Post
    I caught that one as well about a month ago. Thought it was OK, preferred "Yesterday" myself. Just personal taste of course. Mind you in both cases I thought the boys did a great job with the songs, most impressive.
    I've seen the trailer for Yesterday, it looks good.

    We'll give it a go one of the days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaggieBlood View Post
    Nice comfy sofas at the Electric, you should try the Everyman in the Mailbox, if you haven't already.

    My last film was the new Taratino film Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. A bit slow still great.
    We don't go to the flicks that often but when we do it's generally to the Electric. Very comfy as you say and the drinks/waiter service is an added bonus. Although I've heard of the Everyman we haven't been there yet. I'll look it up online one of the days though. Cheers for the heads up Blood, much obliged .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albionic68 View Post
    We don't go to the flicks that often but when we do it's generally to the Electric. Very comfy as you say and the drinks/waiter service is an added bonus. Although I've heard of the Everyman we haven't been there yet. I'll look it up online one of the days though. Cheers for the heads up Blood, much obliged .
    The Everyman also has a waiter service and is very similar to the electric. The revamped odeon luxe on Broadway plaza is also comfy with electric reclining seats.

    A great film saw recently staying on the musical theme of Rocketman and Yesterday was Blinded by the light.

    A must see for Springsteen fans.

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    I went to see Mary Poppins at the Odeon in Brum,but the day was spoiled by someone showering me with popcorn and ice cream

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    Goodness me this is a good question lol.
    I think it must have been The man with the golden gun!. Or was it Live and let die, Im sure I saw both of these Roger Moore (Bond) films at the old Wakefield pictures, in the mid 70s!!.
    And then of course... I was lucky enough to watch the original Star Wars there as well, in about '77/78.

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    Jungle Book at Stourbridge Odeon. Must have been around 1969 when they rereleased the film. To answer an earlier point, Disney were as was pointed out very slow to release ‘classic’ films to DVD as they viewed their classics as the Crown Jewels and had a lucrative rerelease schedule for many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greyhound View Post
    I went to see Mary Poppins at the Odeon in Brum,but the day was spoiled by someone showering me with popcorn and ice cream
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albionic68 View Post
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    My experience of Mary Poppins was even more traumatic. I was, along with two friends, dragged out of the back row of a cinema on the Ramblas in Barcelona and beaten up by couple of members of Franco's guarda civil for signing along to the tunes. Happy days!

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