The grey magnetic sound head pickup boxes on the projectors were located below the optical sound heads. The knowing of what would follow. You must login before making a comment. That was the Monico. Will Locke lose it all? Download My Latest Short Story: This ancient custom is upset when the child selected to be the next chief dies at birth.

Sadly, nothing could save the building after the fire and 10 months later, in April , the theatre was finally demolished. Click to play Tap to play. The whirr of the projector, the BBFC classification page, wobbly on the screen and then…. The owner of this website is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. Once again a multiplex was built in the area and this signalled the final curtain for the Plaza and it closed for good January 4, A shaft of dusty light overhead firing from the small window at the back of the theatre, the screen before us turning blue, a black splodge within. The only renovation of the hall in the s,as far as I can recall, was the roof being resealed and the installation of magnetic sound. Underfoot the carpet, hidden in the darkness, detected only by its sticky grip from fallen popcorn and pastilles.

Even worse, the call requires Locke to confess to his wife about an indiscretion. The complex closed in and was demolished in and a housing block, known as Ormside Grange, was built on the site.

Monico Cinema in Cardiff, GB – Cinema Treasures

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The screen fading, the theatre dimming to black, the hushed silence or cadriff whoops of over-stimulated teens. However, South Wales Cinemas took back the lease from and operated it until it became part of the Jackson Withers circuit. Diet Burger-loving Welshman who couldn’t put his own socks on loses 10st in six months. The Monico, Cardiff Image: Family treats — adults and children, husbands and wives, boyfriend, girlfriend, nervous young lovers in the first throes of awkward adolescent romance.


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Nigel nonico never take charge of Wales v England, but he enjoyed a little wind up with Eddie Jones’ No2. Plaza on January 31, at 2: No, create an account now.

So, whether it was the place you first watched Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Grease or Home Alone, you’ll undoubtedly remember some of these fine movie theatres of the past.

The knowing of what would follow. This morning a friend sent me a photograph of the Monico taken shortly before the cinema closed. I used to go to Saturday club there too.

The Monico – A Cinema

Sadly, they’re all gone now, but the memories live on thanks to the films we enjoyed, the good times we had and the fact the popcorn barely cost a quid.

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The Pola Cinema staged an annual professional pantomime and there were variety shows and wrestling matches. Opened in The Scene cinema was a purpose built a three screen cinema and entertainment complex for the Leeds based Star Group. NHS Dad-of-two ‘trapped in his own body’ after horror skiing accident. I used to go on Saturday mornings when I was a kid, and also went to watch ‘A fish called Wanda’ there.

The building was taken over by an independent operator in and the stalls area was converted into a nightclub known as Talk of the Abbey with a seat cinema operating in the former balcony. Did you like this? You must log in or sign up to reply here. Two screens, two theatres.

We huddled, slowly moving, shifting patiently towards the small kiosk at the entrance to the foyer. He was a proper grump a lot of the time if I remember rightly. In my days at the Monico s the entrance to the cinema was at the bull nose facing directly at the point where Tyn y Parc Road and Pantbach Road junctioned.


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Proudly boasting its use of Dolby Stereo. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The bull nose entrance now being replaced by a wall bearing a quad poster frame.

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Central cinema, The Hayes, pictured after its closure in November 10 of The Ninian cinema in 9 of Were these changes a part of the hall being twinned? It boasted a restaurant with a roof garden as one of its facilities. It opened in with a showing of “The lives of A Bengal Lancer”closed inwas demolished cardicf – and now it’s luxury flats, When I was a kid we used to sneak in through the fire exit to watch films.

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