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Author Eyles, Allen.

Title The Granada theatres / Allen Eyles.

Published London : Cinema Theatre Association : Distributed by BFI Pub., 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  725.8230942 EYLE MF19    AVAILABLE
Physical description 256 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 20 x 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 256).
Contents 1. Empires, Rialtos And Kinemas -- 2. Start Saying Granada: Dover And Walthamstow -- 3. The Phoenix Theatre -- 4. 1931: The Flagship - The Granada Tooting -- 5. 1933: Edmonton's "Symphony Of Simplicity" -- 6. 1934: The First Standard Granadas And A Take-Over Granadas Maidstone, Shrewsbury and Bedford; Plaza Sutton -- 7. 1935: In And Out Of Manchester -- 8. 1936: Start Of "A New Chain" Granadas Wandsworth Road, East Ham -- 9. 1937: Add Seven Century Cheam Village: Granadas Woolwich, North Cheam, Greenwich, Harrow, Clapham Junction and Greenford -- 10. 1938/39: Three More Granadas Welling, Slough and Kingston -- 11. Take-Overs And Aspects Of Circuit Operation In The Thirties -- 12. Granada At War -- 13. Post-War Take-Overs And Operation -- 14. Into The Fifties -- 15. CinemaScope, Stereophonic Sound And The Fourth Circuit -- 16. Besides CinemaScope -- 17. The Sixties -- 18. The New Guard -- 19. The Eighties -- 20. Life After Granada.
21. A Little Live Music - The Granada Organs / Tony Moss -- Granada Pantomimes And Other Christmas Shows -- It's Exclusive! And Other Widespread Bookings -- Granada Theatres From A to Z.
Summary The Granada circuit was notable for its many large cinemas with distinctive interiors by the Russian-born designer Theodore Komisarjevsky. Its more opulent buildings, like the celebrated Granadas at Tooting and Woolwich in Gothic idiom, have been aptly described as cathedrals of the movies. This history covers individually the cinemas built and opened by the circuit in the 1930s. It also deals with older Bernstein cinemas, some rebuilt as modern Granadas; the Granadas that were proposed and never built; and the acquisition of numerous cinemas. There is a list of films given a special Granada release and of the famous pantomimes. Also featured are reminiscences by former Granada managers, projectionists and executives, a rich array of photographs (some in full colour), and press advertising.
Subject Bernstein, Sidney, 1899-
Granada Theatres Ltd. -- History.
Motion picture theaters -- England -- History.
ISBN 0851706800
0851706800 (paperback) £19.99
0851706800 (paperback)