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Main discussion / Re: Llaingoch's Complaints Corner And That
« Last post by Trefignath on Wednesday 09 August 2017, 1707 »
Was it the same bloke did both?
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Main discussion / Re: What's worse?
« Last post by Trefignath on Wednesday 09 August 2017, 1702 »
What's worse?

The haircut off of Kim Jong Un

or

The haircut off of Donald Trump

ANSWER: That Robert Robinson

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Main discussion / Re: The Empire
« Last post by Trefignath on Wednesday 09 August 2017, 1646 »
When I were a lad there were three cinemas in Holyhead - The Empire (0f course), The Hippodrome (mainly 'B' movies + supporting shorts such as Three Stoogies), and (from some time in the pre-TV mid fifties) The Cybi Hall  showing not so golden oldies and second-runs plus serials such as Flash Gordon and one where the hero wore a mask and shiny silk shirts and rode a Harley Davidson.

The first movie I have any recollection of is Captain's Corageous in which snooty child star Fredddie Bartholemew falls off a sailing ship and is rescued and shown the meaning of life by salty rough hewn Spencer Tracy.

In those days The Empire had a "door-man" functionary complete with wine red uniform with golden trimmings to keep the seething queue in order. As I recall his name was Mr Coffee.

You just don't get that kind of experience these days.
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Main discussion / What's worse?
« Last post by Rascal on Wednesday 09 August 2017, 1033 »
What's worse?

The haircut off of Kim Jong Un

or

The haircut off of Donald Trump
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Main discussion / Re: Llaingoch's Complaints Corner And That
« Last post by Rascal on Wednesday 09 August 2017, 1028 »
Cheers Jean, I was paying for treatment at a chiropractor and he has sorted out my ankle and shoulder brilliantly, but he says my knee cap is rubbing on the inside which is causing the pain. He got my kneecap in his fingers and said look, and wobbled it about, saying, its loose.  Then, my car went all like that and I ended up having to pay 500+ for parts and service, and I actually had reduced the cost by changing the breaks, oil, oil and air filter and headlamp casings myself.  I would have had a fix if they would have been on the bill too.  New tyres, exhaust, and a few other bits to get it through the MOT added up.  Never mind, my little car looks and drives ace again.
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Main discussion / Re: The Empire
« Last post by Rascal on Wednesday 09 August 2017, 1023 »
I went to see that Moonwalker film in the Empire when the film was first released, what a pile of horse dung that film is. What's worse was I was meant to meet a young lady friend there and I got stood up. Rather than just going home, I thought, heck to it I'm not missing out. After the film I wish that I had saved my money and gone straight home.
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Main discussion / Re: The Empire
« Last post by Wils on Wednesday 09 August 2017, 0814 »
You went to the pics with Michael Jackson? As long as he didn't make you watch Moonwalker or whatever it was.
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Main discussion / Re: The Empire
« Last post by Nooks on Tuesday 08 August 2017, 2314 »
I've been there twice - which isnt bad to say I dont live anywhere near.

Ist time I went with my Dad, Uncle, sister and cousin to see a Morecombe and Wise film. Must've been around 1970. Can't remember much about the film, except one of them ended up getting married, and the other was the best man, but even Morcambe and Wise couldn't remember which was which, so I stood no chance.

Second time was with Jacko to see Revenge of the Sith.
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Main discussion / Re: Llaingoch's Complaints Corner And That
« Last post by Jean on Tuesday 08 August 2017, 1343 »
Perhaps an ice-pack or similar might help, Rascal.

But if you don't know how you got it, perhaps it might be worth getting some medical advice ... ?
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Main discussion / The Empire
« Last post by Rascal on Tuesday 08 August 2017, 0944 »
When I were a lad, you could go to the cinema in Holyhead, watch a film whilst sitting in litter, being bitten by fleas,
viewing through a blanket of smoke that was enough to set the fog horn off, come out of there stinking of fags, have a throat as sore as if you had been sword swallowing with a file, and be frightened of the bloke that ran the place that my dad didn't trust so used to go with me. Then there was the choice of upstairs or downstairs, the upper tier being more expensive.

All that changed in the 80s when it closed down. The nearest cinema then was Bangor until that closed down and then it was Llandudno.

Now it has reopened and how things have changed. the staff are good, the place is clean, there is only the upstairs as far as I can tell, the screen is smaller (or I was smaller back then and it just seemed bigger). 

RB and her dad went to see Spiderman Homecoming there.

I thoroughly recommend supporting this cinema.  Well done to the town council for getting it up and running and keeping such good standards.
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