A Day At The Flicks - a Memory of Lewisham.
I did my cinema management training at the Gaumont, Lewisham under Keith Hann and assistant Brian Richardson, then moved on as assistant at Deptford Odeon, New Cross Gaumont, Bromley Odeon and eventually my first management was The Walpole (300+ seats) at Ealing and then on to The Astoria (3027 seats) in the Old Kent Road, I finally left in 1962.
Do you remember the catastrophic fire that destroyed the Lewisham Gaumont?
And the riots (whipped up by the press) after 'Blackboard Jungle', and the pub (?) across from the theatre?
A memory shared by on Sep 28th, 2009.
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