‘Drink on a Stick’
When I first moved to Brighton, the Astoria Cinema used to show the regular type of shows, one main picture and a supporting picture. Do you remember that? The good old days with an ‘intermission’. The lights would go up and a lady would be at the front of the stalls selling ice creams from a tray. Do you remember the ‘Drink on a Stick’? I cannot remember how much they were. Maybe someone can enlighten me?
Do you remember the Astoria Cinema? What about those ‘Drink on a Stick’ lollies? Please post your comment below
The cheap seats
Then, probably around the late 1950s or early 1960s they started showing only the ‘big’ movies like Mutiny on the Bounty, 2001 and others. When they showed these movies you had to have an assigned seat. I remember going with members of the Patcham Youth Club to see Mutiny on the Bounty and having to sit in the very front row – the cheap seats. The screen from that vantage point was so large that looking up Marlon Brando’s nose was rather intimidating and watching the action from one end of the screen to the other gave you a strained neck!