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Then and now in pictures

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I remember seeing Elvis on screen for the first time, hilarious, Bill Haley too in Rock around the Clock,and South Pasific, on the double seats, back row, called (the fiddly row) and when I look back, it gave the film an whole new dimension. Poshest picturehouse we had back then and the sweet shop on the opposite corner did it's bit too.

Posted by Edith (Wright) on 3 March 2009 at 12:33


Posted by TRACEY BYERS on 14 February 2009 at 18:59

I remember going to see The Exorcist and The Heretic at the Ritz.I loved the choc ices with the ice-cream lady at half-time. on...It seemed we had to wait 6 months for the films to get up to Workington from London.

Posted by Pamela Johnstone on 11 February 2009 at 21:06

Them pictures takes me back to when my nan was alive cos she lived on Ekin street in the centre of the town i wish i could go back to them days again

Posted by Gillian on 6 February 2009 at 14:40

Oh my God, what memories! I have just looked at that picture and it made me laugh. The other night my boyfriend and I were talking about the old picuture house, and about what a nice building it was. Then when I look at this picture I had to laugh cos the film advertised on the photo was the first one my Mam took me and my sister to see!

Posted by Rennie Nichoslon on 23 January 2009 at 12:22

I remember going to that movie House with my friends.

Posted by Catherine Hastings Mcadam, on 3 January 2009 at 15:40

Ramsdey Brow and Bridge Street photo - when it was in the paper it was dated 1968, but surely there were more houses right up to the late 70's? I remember a Bridge Street being a narrowish road with the houses (pictured) on one side and Toggies where the courts are now?

Posted by John on 17 December 2008 at 12:55

Until May of 1974, we lived at Belle Isle Place near the Railway Station. Does anyone have any pics of that? The railway station itself hasn't changed much, but Belle Isle Place is no longer there.

Posted by Louise M Donnelly on 12 December 2008 at 08:48

looking at the picture it reminded me of the saturday afternoons spent there watching films.

Posted by alun james on 30 November 2008 at 20:46

I can remember going to the ritz cinema as a teenager. with a young lady on my arm. Sitting on those well worn double seats on the back row. Not watching much of the film. then a few drinks after followed by fish and chips. then the last bus home. That was romance for some.

Posted by Mr Peter Thompson on 29 November 2008 at 15:15

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