LABOUR HALL CINEMA SCHOLES14 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 31785
HAS ANYONE GOT ANY PHOTOGRAPHS OF THIS CINEMA?
Charles Laughton as the evil madman Sire de Maletroit. 'Laughton's up there with the Greats', they say. Well-Done, Charlie!
I can remember going here just once, I think Scholes pictures was the 'poshest', but I might be biased as we practically lived at the Scholes Picture House! I wonder if you could get those films on Ytube, I bet they sank without trace! ;o))
Went to the Labour every week it was over the top of the old scholes Labour club it was owned by Reuben Williams they lived in scholes near the legion
Can't be 1955, must be 1953 to be Monday 23 Feb. The films were 1951, 1951 and 1952.
Many years ago when my wife, and her sister were schoolgirls, their mother was taking them to the Scholes Cinema, but for some reason it was closed.
My wife suggested that they go the Labour Cinema, and her mother reluctantly agreed.
On going to the pay box, the ticket lady asked if they wanted upstairs, or downstairs. They chose to go upstairs. On going into the cinema, they found that upstairs consisted on just one step.up from the stalls.
My mate, Kevin Webb now sadly deceased, told me that he and all his mates used to go to the Labour Hall pictures on a Saturday afternoon. One day one of the committee men came upstairs and stopped the film. It appears that one young lad had relieved himself on the floor and the resulting fluid had run through the floorboards onto the billiard table below ....
Is this the old cinema that I used to go to in the 60's when it had been changed into a R&B Club?
We had the coronation party in hen st then in the Labour picture house for a dance party for the older ones that was in 1953
What I considered to be one of the best films, and one of the most intriguing that Charles Laughton acted in was ‘ Witness for the Prosecution.’ , although many more films could be placed under this classification. I believe Tyrone Power was the villain, if my memory serves me right.
Not exactly a Winning Hazard, then, was it, Ron! - more of a Running Jenny, perhaps.
My mother was born in the Scholes area 1912, years later as a young girl she would go to see silent movies here at the Scholes Picture House, she told me that admission could be gained by handing over 3 empty washed out jam jars. I also can remember being taken to see "Winchester 73" starring I think, James Stewart, back in the early 1950s. I can also remember the shop opposite was a electrical shop by the name of Swabrick and Andrews, Bolton's Chemist shop opposite as well, 3d for a glass of ginger beer. Those were the days !!
wigginlad wrong Picture House, that was the SCHOLES PICTURE HOUSE you are talking about. There are photos of it on the site. This Picture House was above Scholes Labour Club
Tear jerker!!! The Labour hall Cinema This Cinema was operated by Mrs Williams and family. I got involved when I met my now wife Betty Williams, it could be rather loud when a good film was playing, on the old machines that where operated by Mr, Heaton, you could say that I did a part of my courting here. It was much as people say, I never saw jam jars as payment for entry but it could have been possible before my time. My girlfriend Betty was the manager, Cashier, Generator starter, etc ..She will probably do me an injury for this comment, but those were the good old days. I put a poster very similar to this a few years ago.