• Short Summary

    News Theatre in Birmingham celebrates 21st birthday.

  • Description

    Birmingham, West Midlands.

    Illuminated signs outside News Theatre, Birmingham showing the prices from 21 years ago. The theatre celebrates its 21st birthday by charging the viewers old prices for new films. People buying tickets and entering the theatre. Close up shot of a poster at the door reading 'Anniversary Congratulations from Walt Disney' with signed Disney's photograph. Women in the 30s frocks and shoes queuing for tickets and entering the theatre. Mr Cohen, owner of the theatre at box office buying tickets. Cigarettes are sold at the old time prices as well - says voiceover. Close up shot of hands at the box office buying cigarettes. People entering the theatre.

    London.

    Various shots of the people entering the London News Theatre in West End. Noel Whitcomb and Peter Duncan going into box office. Pretty blond girl sells them the tickets. CU. Noel Whitcomb and producer Peter Duncan leaving box office. MS. British film stars Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim in foyer walking into theatre. Nora Swinburne and Jane Welsh buying tickets and entering the theatre. More shots of the people buying tickets and entering. Actor Kim Peacock showing his ticket and walking downstairs to projection room. More shots of the people entering theatre and posters of the shows.

    Note in the old record reads: Used in PX. 214.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2020.16
    Media URN:
    74073
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:43:00 / 01:28:18:00
    Canister:
    UN 2518 D

Comments (1)

  1. John Neville Cohen says

    This cinema is one of many, that belonged to our family business started by my Grandfather Joseph Cohen.

    For anyone looking to know more, I have created the History of Jacey Cinemas Ltd., where I have provided lots of information with photographs, about our cinemas and Joseph Cohen, on my website. www.jncohen.net

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