Explore the sheer social importance of the
cinema, particularly to young people in the days before they could afford a car,
a house or a hotel room. The Regal, like all other picture palaces, could be a
very sexually-charged place with hundreds of couples and, no doubt, plenty of
lone wolves simmering together in a kind of carnal esprit de coeur. '...
in more reserved times the simple static proximity of males and females sent a
haze of testosterone and oestrogen swirling upwards to mingle with the smoke.
Propinquity fuelled temptation and much groping ensued, whether desired or not.
About twenty minutes into the main feature, young gentleman would yawn, stretch
and lazily float an arm along the back of their girlfriend's seat...'