A favourite place in my teens
I have very fond memories of the Embassy Cinema. My late mother used to take me quite often to that little cinema when I was in my teens. It was so cosy and had lots of beautiful photographs of the stars on the way in to the seating area. I can remember one day when one of my relations decided to join us by moving into our Hove flat on the seafront. Unfortunately he brought along with him all his DIY tools which took up the entire attic space. My mother said “Come on Jillian, lets get out of here” and we went to the Embassy Cinema and saw ‘All About Eve’ with Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, and the great Thelma Ritter.
An enjoyable escape
On another visit to the Embassy Cinema, water was coming through the roof next to me, and a bucket was hurriedly placed under the offending deluge. This did not interfere with my enjoyment of the films, they were a great escape from daily life. Its so sad to see the cinema gone now. Although I have ‘All About Eve’ on DVD it’s not quite the same as sitting in the Embassy Cinema watching ‘Carmen Jones’, ‘Fire Down Below’ and many others.
Do you remember the Embassy Cinema? What films did you see there? If you can share your memories with us, please leave a comment below.