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Hi first of all i am made up that this building has been saved and is being brought back to former glory, i am now 54 years of age and remember my Grandma taking me to watch films here when i was a child, built into the corner of the building was a sweet shop that was like walikng into Willie Wonkers chocolate factory this sweet shop carried on trading for some time after the Cinema closed down in the mid 70s, yesterday thursday 28th of march 2019 i was chatting in the cafe in Adsa Wigan to a friend about the Royal Court Theatre when a man said sorry to but in but he over heard us and that his name was John part of the Old Courts team he went on to invite me down to have a look around the theatre in a few weeks time pending on me sending a message to the old Courts, i am made up that i can have a look around this wonderful building Wiganers have not a clue what a Gem we have in the town. Over the years i have seen shows on tv coming from Theatres up and down the country that have the splendor of the Royal Court and thought what a shame ours is lost as i assumed at the time that the building had been gutted with the different uses its had over the years ie bingo hall night club etc to find out that the theatre is mostly intact is un real i absolutey love the giant ceiling rose and the plaster work, hope you get the funding and work can start i am really looking forward to being shown around. Regards Gary Barnes
It was the Court Cinema at the time, I must have been about 7 or 8 years old; so circa 1969; and my parents took me to see "Carry on Camping;" which had not long been released; as a special birthday treat. All was well, ( the usual "double-entendre," employed by the Carry On team, was way above my head at that age, although I could tell my father's ; to me, oddly muffled guffaws; were receiving scowls of disapproval, from my mother!) until the scene where Barbara Windsor ,has an embarrassing moment, with an ill-fitting bikini top, whilst doing her morning exercises, ...I didn't see the rest of the film as my mother escorted both my father and I from the building...just about then...with one of her "heads!!".....A much more naive and innocent age!!....Ha ha ha ha...Happy memories................
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