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colgriffs commented about Coliseum Cinema on Jun 29, 2016 at 11:56 am

In the 50’s (these years were when I was living in Paddington) A feature of the Coliseum was sometimes the Water Rats from the Canal used to pop in to run across the platform in front of the screen. They were just big enough to throw a nice shadow low on the screen. Judging by the odd shriek there were some patrons who were not amused. I saw The Blue Lamp when it was on, myself and my mate Eric. It was a Thriller back then of course.

colgriffs commented about Prince of Wales' Cinema on Jun 29, 2016 at 11:30 am

A lasting memory for me from my teens was the showing of “Bill Haley and the Comets' in "Rock Around The Clock”. Some got up to dance and before you knew it the place was a dance hall and every space was utilised; including the 2 raised aisles either side (referred to by Peter Dean' previous comment) the side aisles were only wide enough for about 4 people at a squeeze. The Prince of Wales and the Odeon, Kensal Rise were my cinemas of choice. I’ve lived in Australia since 1969 but the memories of youth stay with me.