by Esmerelda Weatherwax (July 2009)
I wrote in May of a trip to the pictures with my teenager (aka The Luggage) to see The Ship That Rocked. And I didn’t mean to cause a kerfuffle, honest, and I am pleased that we are on good terms again. We saw that film in a complex on the outskirts of town with 10 (or more) screens all showing different films. A central car park is handy for the branches of MacDonalds, Pizza chains, other restaurants, other leisure facilities.
I was reminded afresh how much picture going has changed since I was a teenager. more>>>
I remember the B-movie, just, though it was not called that. I once went to see Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Bolton. This was an old film, shown as an add-on - the real film, which I didn't care about, was Blazing Saddles. As it turned out, Blazing Saddles was very, very funny.
Sadly the Odeon in Bolton, where? I snogged with?my first boyfriend in the back?row,?is now a pile of rubble. There is a boring Multiplex in a nearby town. But cinema-going is by no means dead, and live screenings such as this?are an exciting new development.