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057: Saturday Morning Cinema in the 1940’s

For the 2019 International Day of Older Persons, the At The Flicks team invite you to meet Dingle.

Dingle, who is now in his leisure years, looks back on his love of films, which comes from his youth. The particular focus of our discussion is his visits to Saturday Morning cinema in the late 1940’s. Prepare to be enthralled as Dingle describes his typical Saturday, which revolved around his mid morning visit to his local cinema in the hope of seeing a couple of great Western movies.

It was a real honour to chat with this entertaining local resident and we hope to be able to bring you more cinema memories in future podcasts.

For now, prepare to sing-a-long with an exuberant audience, enjoy some old fashioned entertainment and then gallop home. Dingle, thank you, it has been a blast.

See you next time


Jeff and Dingle (Dingle proudly wearing his West Bromwich Albion F.C. T-Shirt)

During our conversation with Dingle, Neil finds a picture of the cinema that Dingle used to visit every Saturay as a child in the 1940. Below is that picture.

The Gaumont Palace Cinema Birmingham

Friends and Thanks

The At the Flicks team would like to thank the following groups, people and friends who make the show possible: At The Flicks, are fans of:

Steve Wright From Cineworld’s excellent podcast on gaming, movies and other topics can be found here

Darren’s blog and writings on film years can be found here (under Dazza)

Lucy’s site can be found here:

For listeners living in the West Country, we would recommend; The Stroud Film Society. Information about this local group of film aficionados can be found here.

Many thanks to the artist Silent Partner for our Podcast Music. You can find more music by the exceptional Silent Partner on the YouTube Audio Library.

Films referenced in this show:

  • 12 Angry Men
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Bonanza
  • Gone With The Wind
  • Harvey
  • Ironside
  • North By Northwest
  • Psycho
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Rear Window
  • Red River
  • Rocketman
  • Rope
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
  • The High Chaparral
  • The Sister Brothers
  • The Third Man
  • The Wizard Of Oz
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
  • Vertigo
  • Yesterday