• Short Summary

    A NEW TYPE OF PUB, WITH A DISC JOCKEY, TAPED ADVERTISEMENTS AND NON-STOP MUSIC RECENTLY OPENED IN LONDON.

  • Description

    A NEW TYPE OF PUB, WITH A DISC JOCKEY, TAPED ADVERTISEMENTS AND NON-STOP MUSIC RECENTLY OPENED IN LONDON. THE PUB, CALLED THE "BIRD'S NEST". HAS A STAINLESS STEEL DANCE FLOOR AND TWO DOZEN INTERNAL TELEPHONES. THIS IS A FAR CRY FROM THE TRADITIONAL, AND PERHAPS SOMEWHAT SAID BRITISH PUB WHERE ONLY DRINKS ARE SERVED.

    THE PRICE OF DRINKS INCREASES SLIGHTLY AFTER 7 P.M. WHEN THE ENTERTAINMENTS BEGIN. MANY CUSTOMERS, ESPECIALLY TEENAGERS, COME TO THE PUB AND QUEUES FORM AFTER 8 P.M. THE HEAD BARMAN AT THE "BIRD'S NEST" THINKS THAT SOON ONE BRITISH PUB IN EVERY TWO WILL HAVE A SIMILAR SYSTEM.

    THE INTERNAL TELEPHONE WAS INSTALLED TO THAT CUSTOMERS CAN TELEPHONE ONE ANOTHER. THEY CAN ALSO SPEAK TO THE DISC JOCKEY AND ORDER FOOD OR DRINK OR BOOK A DANCING PARTNER. WHEN THE "BIRD'S NEST" OPENED FIRST EVERYBODY WAS USING THE INTERNAL TELEPHONE, BUT IT IS LESS IN USE NOW.

    THE "BIRD'S NEST" IS OWNED BY A LARGE BRITISH BREWERY, AND IT HAS BEEN LAUNCHED AS AN EXPERIMENT. BUT SO SUCCESSFUL HAS IT BEEN, THAT THE BREWERY PLANS TO OPEN MANY MORE ON THE SAME PATTERN. BUT THE TRADITIONAL PUB WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO PREFER IT, ACCORDING TO A SPOKESMAN FOR THE OWNERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9DMVIAQYWFDXXJZY3QEHZZENG
    Media URN:
    VLVA9DMVIAQYWFDXXJZY3QEHZZENG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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