Tuesday, 3 February 2009
We used to love going to our local cinema- the Regal in Northwich but sadly it suffered from falling attendences and closed a couple of years ago. It stands empty and decaying - full of tramps and rats apparently.
It had a good send off though- on the final night there was a charity showing of "Grease" and the place was packed with people dressed in 50's gear and jiving in the isles. The local paper took a big panoramic photo of the audience and I bought one to frame and hang on the wall to remember that wonderful last day. You can just see us munching our sweets on the 23rd row of the stalls. Bitter sweet with all that popcorn and sticky cola on the floor.
Also before it finally sold off all the interior in a huge online auction ( we bid for a door but didn't get it ) Archie and I were extras in a cheap zombie film "Dead City" made by a local lad. Great fun, and we saw the premier at our nearest cinema- five miles away- in Knutsford.
Heres a short film made by Granada of the 60th anniversary of the Regal back in 1998.