city and town in the entire world had a much-loved cinema. Whether a Byzantine
deco-palace or a cosy provincial flea-pit, they provided endless thrills,
spills, tears and laughs to anyone with the price of admission.
is the story of one such cinema. A shire town flicks which achieved legendary
status with the four generations of twentieth century dreamers who walked up its
explores the magic of the flicks by lovingly relating the history of his own
‘Theatre of Dreams’: the legends, the characters, the hilarious anecdotes.
Meticulously researched, with over one hundred photographs and illustrations
Shazam! presents a wonderful nostalgic snapshot of that most socially
important of institutions, the small town picture palace."
take your seats ........