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Help needed to date this cinema photo

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Stuart Wright, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. Stuart Wright

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    Hi folks,
    this photo :
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    shows my grandfather's cinema. It was taken in the 40's, I believe.
    I was wondering whether anyone could tell me when the advertised films did the cinema circuit in the UK as this will help me to identify the date of the photo?
    The films showing are:
    Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943) starring Johnny Weissmuller,
    Two O'Clock Courage (1945) starring Tom Conway and
    Johnny Angel (1945) starring George Raft.
    Considering WWII had just finished, I wouldn't be surprised if the movies took a while to make it over to the UK. The information with the photo just says '1950's, but I think it may have been the late 40's.
    Can anyone help?
    Thanks
     
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    Not a huge help, but I asked my father if he recalled seeing any of those films, and he says he's fairly sure any Johnny Weismuller films he saw were in the 40s, but doesn't remember that one in particular. Would trying to age the cars be of any use?

    Dave

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    Could you contact RKO and ask them when tarzan's desert mystery was released in the UK?
     
  3. smelly

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    Where was it Stuart? That might help to find out when then the films were showing..
     
  4. Stuart Wright

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    Thanks, Regmarch. Smelly, it was the Picture House, Newport, Shropshire.
     
  5. IronGiant

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    I emailed RKO and asked :)

    I'll let you know what they say,

    Dave
     

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