DREAMS COME TRUE
This was the very first film to be screened at the Senlac Cinema, Battle, in 1937
An English Musical featuring Frederick Bradshaw and Frances Day, filmed in Black White
Senlac Cinema Battle 1942
Ivor operates one of the two BTH 35mm Film Projectors, during
one of the frequent wartime air-raids of 1942 to 1944 and
sometimes had to run the whole show from start to finish when
the Chief Operator Mr. Cyril Parslow was on Royal Observer
"The show must go on"
Part of our duties was to look outside occasionally to see if there
were any bombs dropping or fires in the area which might
endanger the building, requiring a warning slide to be shown on
the screen so that patrons wishing to leave the building could
do so . . .
Most patrons preferred to stay put saying: "If its got your
number on it, it will get you wherever you are !"
Manager Dick Whittington changes the film title
Kindly loaned by Mrs Betty Morris, this photo shows our
"jack of all trades" manager, bill poster, and usher "Dick", as
he was affectionately known by the staff, taking steps to let
people know what feature film was playing currently.
Often playing to packed houses, the Cinema was very
popular with the British and Canadian troops who were
stationed in Battle Abbey during the wartime years