CINEMA FACT SHEET

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J ARTHUR RANK

 

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Besides Sophia Loren, there are so many movie STARS here who have graced all of the Chester cinema screens in the 50’s & 60’s…..click the above frame to watch

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“A STAR IS BORN”  London & USA Premieres

Typical preparations for a major UK premiere of “A STAR IS BORN” 1954, and comparing it with the USA premiere for the same film …..click the above frame to watch.

 

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“WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?”
Shown on the BIG screen during 1962 at the ABC. This film managed to fill all 2000 seats on most performances for two weeks! During this period of time, films were seldom retained for more than two weeks due to shortage of copies no matter how many seats were sold. …..click the above frame to watch

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“Duelling Banjos” from “DELIVERANCE” Shown on the BIG screen at Chester’s Odeon …..click the above frame to watch

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“GHOST BUSTERS” 34 years ago.

Remembering this film playing at the Odeon, when we had a mechanical ghost swooping over the the people queuing in the main entrance hall. The display took the National Cinema Display Award given by the Columbia Pictures.…..click the above frame to watch

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“Fiddler On The Roof” shown on the BIG screen at Chester’s Odeon..…..click the above frame to watch

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Hollywood Musicals at their best…..click the above frame to watch

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The behind the scenes/making of a classic documentary