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I'm sure the Woodthorpe closed earlier than 97, maybe late 95 early 96, my mother worked there so will check with her tomorrow!!

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The last film I saw at the Rex was Physco and although I must have seen many others there, I can't remember them. Sheffield had that many cinemas during the fifties to early sixties that it's sometimes difficult to place them.

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I seem to remember that the Woodthorpe had topless barmaids just before it closed down. Also recall seeing fights outside it on a Saturday night.

 

Did what used to be the Lo-Cost ever used to be a cinema, across from the Royal Oak pub?

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I seem to remember that the Woodthorpe had topless barmaids just before it closed down. Also recall seeing fights outside it on a Saturday night.

 

Did what used to be the Lo-Cost ever used to be a cinema, across from the Royal Oak pub?

 

 

if I remember rightly the REX was completely demolished. I think the supermarket (that what we called it back then even though it's that small) was built on part of the site where as the REX was a bigger building that took up quite a bit of the sloping car park as well ? However, I am going back thirty odd years and my memory ain't what it used to be.

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The supermarket used to be next door to the Rex and when the Rex was demolished it became the car park for the supermarket. I think that they have now built it on the Rex site though.

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I can remember standing in queues like that before the TV made life so much better. I wonder if I'm in that queue?:D

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I can remember standing in queues like that before the TV made life so much better. I wonder if I'm in that queue?:D

 

Lassie come home, starring Roddy McDowell.

 

Must have been mid 1940's. I think films did the rounds for quite a lot longer in those days, though.

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A lot of those people in the queue don't have kids with them and they're going to see a Lassie film. Imagine that nowadays? Come to think of it, my wife and I did go to see that Disney film "Up" not too long ago, so adults going to kids' movies still happens.

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