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    Cuts showing all the fun to be had at a new ABC Bowling Centre.

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    Probably cuts for documentary "Let's Go Tenpin Bowling".

    Various good quality shots of action at a bowling alley. Nicely shot, lovely colour and in very good condition.

    Nice shots of people having snacks and drinks in the bowling alley. The bar is called "The Westway Bar". Two teenagers smoke and drink Coca Cola. Various youngsters are seen at the food counter, they order bitter lemons and coffees. C/U of soup being placed on groovy Formica tables. A man gets a coffee at the "Griddle Specialities" counter (they are advertising Bowlburgers, steaks and bacon and eggs.

    Bus driver gives the thumbs up from the cab of his bus, woman hangs out washing.

    Back to the bowling alley - ABC Bowling sign clearly seen. Nice C/Us of feet in bowling shoes. Various shots of people having fun bowling. Housewife walks down path of house. Implication is probably that bowling is fun for all types of people. Businessman does some overacting - looking surprised. More shots of fun at the bowling alley.

    For search purposes - ABC Bowling Centres.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    01:29:39:00 / 01:37:51:00

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  1. philTCM says

    This material was for a short film made for ABC Bowling Centres. The bus driver, the overacting businessman and the woman hanging out washing are all Ordinary People having the same thought: let's get down the bowling alley tonite. A snappy two-minute promo was produced with an uptempo song imploring cinemagoers to "Make A Date To Go Bowling" and this film was distributed across the ABC cinema circuit. We think ca. 1962/ 63 although possibly earlier. HTH

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