My Love of Movies started in the ABC Minors at Litherland Regal where my Mum and Dad went on their first date in 1943
My first Job on leaving school in July 1967 was Trainee Manager based in Birkenhead at first except for Saturday daytimes when I ran the ABC Minors club at the Commodore Stanley Road on Saturday morning,
then to the Astoria Walton ABC Minors club in the afternoon,
then over to Birkenhead Carlton for the Evening Main Feature,
then last Ferry home to Pier Head and Last 56 bus home to Sterrix Lane.
On my days off I lived in Bootle Gaumont watching Rank/Odeon chain Films, it was my second home.
Loved this place and the staff, who were very friendly.
Went to nearly every cinema in Liverpool over the years to watch movies but never went to the Princess
which was my Mum's childhood favourite
before on 22 Dec 1940 she was blitzed out of her home in Malcolm Grove off Marsh Street, Kirkdale and rehoused to Spooner Ave, Litherland.
Because of that event she met my Dad at the Bus stop there and here I am,
So I have forgiven the Germans for bombing our chippies.
P.S. The Ringtone of the Hotline to the President in "Our Man Flint" which was the first ever digital sound heard in movie history, is now my Ring tone on my Mobile.
The Karate/Kung Fu Flint did in that movie, was taught to James Coburn by Bruce Lee and they became great friends and Coburn was a Pollbearer for Bruce.
"Not a lot of people know that ! "