Old Granada Cinema

Old Granada Cinema

With reference to the stories about the Granada cinema ,the picture of which I took was within the time of the demolition of the building .Much of the rear of the building together with inside looks very bleak as another part the Mansfield centre made way for the then progress of the town !. To the right of the photograph is the rear of the Kings Head Inn of which became also part of the redevelopment in the town.
Hope this photograph brings memories back in what we would call nostalgia .

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  • I saw Helen Shapiro and The Beatles for that 1963 show at the Granada. I went with my girlfriend who has been my wife for 54 years. She still has the poster with Helen’s picture on it.

    By Malcolm Hancock (18/09/2020)
  • I used to go to the Granada on Saturday mornings, what fun.
    The Beatles appeared there twice. Billy Fury, The Searchers, Little Richard, Chris Montez, The Kinks, Marty Wilde etc.
    You always had to queue up the alleyway as the shows were so popular.
    I remember that the final film showed was Morecambe and Wise in The Intelligence Men.
    Happy Days.

    By Robert Spencer (19/01/2020)
  • Thank you John for your comments, you are right about pop stars appearing at the Granada in the 60’s. Topping the bill was a young Helen Shapiro, 2nd billing would you believe The Beatles! Also on the show were Kestrels, Red Price Band, Dave Allen, Danny Williams, and Kenny Lynch.
    Prices were 4/6 – 6/6 and 8/6 with two show at 6.15 pm and 8.30 pm. Would be interesting if any Mansfield folk were at this concert.

    By Mr Graham Burton (29/06/2019)
  • I remember the ‘Granada’ as the quality entertainment centre of Mansfield. During a film show you could relax on plush velvet seats eating you Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream whilst watching the Pearl and Dean adverts during the interval – even more relaxing when Mantovanis’ Orchestral work was played over the sound system.
    Afterwards you could eat in what was probably the best Restaurant in Town.
    And best of all were the Pop Concerts held occasionally on Sunday Evenings. I remember seeing Englebert Humperdink. Susan Maugham (Bobby’s Girl), Joe Brown and the ‘Bruvvers’, and many more, perhaps ultimately the most notable was The John Barry Seven but I have heard it said the Beatles once performed here!
    Long gone days but happy memories!

    By John White (22/06/2019)

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