Shipley Flicks

Bradford Road,
Shipley, BD18 3NT.

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Mike_Blakemore on May 11, 2015 at 10:18 am

After Star Cinema Unit Four Cinema circuit belonged to Brian Tattersall. When he died Apollo took over his circuit.

HJHill on March 3, 2015 at 3:17 pm

The original projection room was at the rear of the stalls.

In the quad arrangement, the two ‘studios’ immediately in front of the projection suite were each served by two mirrors giving a downward-then-forward firing ‘periscope’ arrangement. The pair beyond them were served by an upward-then-forward firing ‘periscope’ which took the beams above the ceilings of the nearer pair and through glazed openings into the distant pair. As ever, with such mirror arrangements: the light scatter ruined the image contrast; the imperfect geometry alignment of mirrors distorted the images; and the focus was poor and got worse over time as contaminating films of dust and grease were deposited on the mirrors. The screens were solid surfaces with the sounds coming from loudspeaker boxes (of no great quality): one screwed on the wall below each screen. The access corridors were not particularly wide and were rather claustrophobic.

Mike_Blakemore on January 29, 2015 at 8:35 am

The conversion was designed and carried out by Modernisation Ltd., inc the Mirror system of projection.

CSWalczak on June 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Additional historical detail and pictures are available on this webpage.