History

Originally there were two German projectors, but once spares were impossible to obtain, two British projectors were imported. Because there were two, intermissions weren’t necessary.

The projectionist was Francois Le Poiderin, who was paid 1.13 a week, as were Syd and Eileen Simon, who managed the Cinema. In addition, there was a cashier and two or three girls to clean etc.

There were three shows a week: Saturday: one or two films, plus cartoon and Pathe newsreels. Usually three hours. Sunday or Wednesday: a different film(s).

If there were any problems with the projector Disney’s Clock-Cleaner was shown.