KINGSLEY CINEMA BIDEFORD

Login or Sign up. The Strand Cinema was opened on 21st July Which ended up being replaced in most of our the Theatres very quickly. The projectors were the dreaded BTH machines which most projectionists hated. In if my memory is correct we installed one of the 6 sets of Brand new Westrex s equipments in Bideford.. The management offered me a permanent post as a second but there was no way I would have taken it if it meant living with those machines. Ken Roe on April 6, at 3: The cinema had a modern brick facade, and was set in formal gardens with trees surrounding it.

I worked on BTH projectors from until , when we had to have them replaced after the mechanism on one of them broke beyond repair, ,and had to be replaced by a Westar projector and tower. The projectors were the dreaded BTH machines which most projectionists hated. Ken Roe on April 6, at 3: I should also mention that BTH had excellent service engineers, one in particular was an absolute genius I thought. The cinema had a modern brick facade, and was set in formal gardens with trees surrounding it. Contributed by Editha Pearce, Ken Roe. Please adjust the view until the theater is clearly visible. I erected it myself before my retirement, I also found this machine very easy to lace up compared to many other type of projectors.

If anyone would like any more info, I would budeford happy to help. Eric Evans on April 6, at 4: Ken Roe on April 6, at 3: Provided they where kept free of Carbon Dust and oiled Daily. Staff told me that the Winter business was always very poor but this was made up by the strong Summer trade.

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No one has favorited this theater yet. I worked my way up to Co Chief, but left after 6 years. I should also mention that BTH had excellent service engineers, one in particular was an absolute genius I thought. A vintage photograph of the Strand Cinema in Whilst I was there it was a very busy cinema catering mainly for Summer holiday visitors.

The auditorium had a 40 feet wide proscenium. Please adjust the view until the theater is clearly visible.

Login or Sign up. The machines at the Strand were the integrated Supers. The cinema had a modern brick facade, and was set in formal gardens with trees surrounding it. Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater? The 2 projectors were the extremely reliable BTH Supa mark 2. You must login before making a comment. It was demolished in Januaryand housing built on the site.

Started on compressed air, cinena ran in the evening, both drove 3 phase Crompton Parkinson 32kW v generators, at the end of the evening performance on slowing the engines pumped compressed air back into the air bottle at psi, ready to start the engine the next day.

I have very happy memories of the place. Contributed by Editha Pearce, Ken Roe.

Bideford Cinema

Recent comments view all 7 comments. The management offered me a permanent post as a second but there was no way I would have taken it if it meant living with those machines.

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The projectors were the dreaded BTH machines which most projectionists hated. I loved our old Type A BTH machines which were installed ten years before I started as a young apprentice,they never gave any trouble and films rarely broke even though copies in those days were often in poor condition.

I erected it myself before my retirement, I also found this machine very easy to lace up compared to many other type of projectors. In if my memory is correct we installed one of the 6 sets of Brand new Westrex s equipments in Bideford.

Strand Cinema in Bideford, GB – Cinema Treasures

The Strand Cinema was opened on 21st July Which ended bkdeford being replaced in most of our the Theatres very quickly. In those days you could travel from Swansea to Bideford by train. Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater. I worked on BTH projectors from untilwhen we had to have them replaced after the mechanism on one of them broke beyond repair, ,and had to be bideflrd by a Westar projector and tower.

I did not enjoy the experience and was happy to leave at the end of my agreed time.