Entertainment in the 'Point Aug. 1953

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Entertainment in the 'Point Aug. 1953

#1 Post by dukestreet » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:32 pm

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#2 Post by northbrook » Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:18 pm

dukestreet wrote:
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Never a dull moment in the Point in 1953 between the Foy and the Town Hall, there would have been up to a thousand dancers packed into the Town Hall for that dance and nothing to drink only Smyths Orange, and no fights, well maybe a bit of fisticuffs.................what has happened ? .............................................

Thanks Dukestreet for researching all these snippets from our past ..........................

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#3 Post by dukestreet » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:47 pm

Whatever became of that actor Ronald Reagan?

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#4 Post by northbrook » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:51 pm

dukestreet wrote:Whatever became of that actor Ronald Reagan?
A good question Dukestreet.............is he the guy that changed his name to Obama somebody or other ................

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#5 Post by Eugene » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:52 pm

dukestreet wrote:Whatever became of that actor Ronald Reagan?
:rotfl: .......I think he dabbled a bit in politics after his screen career.
..........good observations northbrook.

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#6 Post by mdhughw » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:57 pm

Developed alzheimers(spelling)and I think he's dead now.
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#7 Post by northbrook » Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:00 pm

All we can do is wait Eugene ...................................................................

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#8 Post by dukestreet » Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:31 pm

Can anyone confirm, or is it my imagination gone hay wire, but was there not 'two houses' of the same film showing in The Foy in those days? I know the wording of that post is going to confuse the younger members of the forum. ' Two houses' refers to the showing of an first and a second performance of the big picture. Maybe someone out there could explain the situation, in a more easily understood way.
This was the manner of things in Newry, but I have a feeling it use to happen in The Foy as well, back in the early 1950's?

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#9 Post by Eugene » Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:40 pm

Im quite sure you are correct dukestreet. I believe it had to be a kind of a must see - blockbuster as they are called today for it to merit 2 houses but im sure you are correct.

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#10 Post by greengreengrass » Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:14 pm

dukestreet wrote:Can anyone confirm, or is it my imagination gone hay wire, but was there not 'two houses' of the same film showing in The Foy in those days? I know the wording of that post is going to confuse the younger members of the forum. ' Two houses' refers to the showing of an first and a second performance of the big picture. Maybe someone out there could explain the situation, in a more easily understood way.
This was the manner of things in Newry, but I have a feeling it use to happen in The Foy as well, back in the early 1950's?
Vaguely remember that dukestreet, when it was a 'big one' they showed it twice and of course if you were late and missed the first half hour you ducked under the seat when it was over and waited till it started again and caught it then. Mind you, I'm probably talking about the late fifties but I'm sure it was the same a few years earlier!

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#11 Post by Liz » Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:35 pm

[quote="greengreengrass"] if you were late and missed the first half hour you ducked under the seat when it was over and waited till it started again and caught it then.

:rotfl: tut tut ggg, just trying to picture a row of seats with kids tucked in under them :rotfl:

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#12 Post by northbrook » Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:56 pm

I think the Foy was `continuous` the feature film been shown twice, except on Sunday night one house only ..................

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#13 Post by Charlotte's Treat » Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:45 pm

The advert for the weeks entertainment in the Foy Cinema spells Ronnie Reagans name wrong !
(Regan instead of Reagan)

Poster below of " Hong Kong " the film showing that Friday and Saturday in 1953.....

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#14 Post by xpaddy » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:46 pm

There was one showing on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights. I was very
seldom allowed to go on those nights except on rare occasions. Sunday night
yes but not Tuesday or Thursday, and in 1953 I doubt if I was going at all to
night time shows. I remember coming from mass on Sunday (the last one whatever
time that was) and couldn't wait to see the movie posters going up for the week.
I can't remember if G.Keith put them up or somebody else. :D

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#15 Post by bornandbred » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:01 pm

dukestreet wrote:Can anyone confirm, or is it my imagination gone hay wire, but was there not 'two houses' of the same film showing in The Foy in those days? I know the wording of that post is going to confuse the younger members of the forum. ' Two houses' refers to the showing of an first and a second performance of the big picture. Maybe someone out there could explain the situation, in a more easily understood way.
This was the manner of things in Newry, but I have a feeling it use to happen in The Foy as well, back in the early 1950's?
Your imagination is perfect, dukestreet! There were 2 "houses" on Monday, Wednesday & Friday nights....I should know because we, meaning my mother, Adie & I, went to the "first house" on each of those days. Those were the nights that the "change" occured, meaning that there was a change of film, so we saw at least three films every week! The first house was at 6pm & the second at 9pm. The cinema was always packed, so you had to go early to get a good seat. The hard seats at the front, where the most avid cinema-goers went, cost 3d, & graduated in price to the most plush at the back, which were 1s.9d. For the youngsters, 1s.9d is about 8 pence! The back seats were generally occupied by courting couples, & the middle by people who seemed to talk all the way through the film - much to the annoyance of us serious film buffs at the front! We did on rare occasions sit in the plush seats, but I much preferred the front......until I got a little older!

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#16 Post by Liz » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:08 pm

bornandbred wrote: We did on rare occasions sit in the plush seats, but I much preferred the front......until I got a little older!
Don't stop there B&B, tell us more ;) :D

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#17 Post by thefamily » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:55 pm

Amazing add for a Warrenpoint United Football Club dance, do you have anymore ??

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#18 Post by xpaddy » Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:38 pm

I never knew you could reserve
seats for the Movies.
1953 - I was still going to
Matinees, so didn't need a
Reserve Seat.

I wonder who would have reserved?

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#19 Post by dabarry » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:13 am

Can't let this Topic go by without a comment,
being, as I was, a devotee of the "plush seats".

What great times the fifties were, full of wonder
and innocence,and great movies.

Albeit every time you were about to get into
a "clinch" a certain person would hit you in
the face with a beam of light.!!

Happy times and sweet memories. :friends:

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